Man’s death after weekend fire deemed non-criminal: Lethbridge police

Lethbridge police say the death of a 39-year-old man found following an apartment fire is non-criminal. Kyle Benning/ Global News

Lethbridge police say a joint investigation with Lethbridge Fire and EMS has determined the death of a 39-year-old man to be non-criminal.

Fire crews were called to the Landmark building on 6 Street South early Saturday and extinguished a fire that was isolated to one unit.

A man, identified as the unit’s occupant, was found dead inside.

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“Following further investigation, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services has concluded that the fire was accidental in nature, and was caused by the improper use of combustible liquids,” police said in a news release Wednesday.

Investigators said an autopsy on the man was completed Tuesday and there is no evidence to suggest foul play.

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As the matter is non-criminal, police said no further details will be released.

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