Advertisement

Police investigating multiple suspicious fires in south Lethbridge

Lethbridge police believe a series of fires on July 15 and 16 in the city are suspicious. Eloise Therien / Global News

Following a series of suspicious fires on Thursday, Lethbridge police have added another blaze to a list of incidents currently under investigation.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Friday, officials were alerted to a grass fire in the coulee between Scenic Drive and 7 Avenue S.

Police said fire crews were able to extinguish the flames before they spread to any nearby homes.

Click to play video: 'Green Prairie International ‘moving forward’ after massive hay fire near Lethbridge' Green Prairie International ‘moving forward’ after massive hay fire near Lethbridge
Green Prairie International ‘moving forward’ after massive hay fire near Lethbridge – Jul 2, 2021

The blaze came after officials were alerted to several other fires on the south side the morning prior.

Story continues below advertisement

According to police, a grass fire was reported at around 11:20 a.m. east of 43 Street near 20 Avenue S., and police believe multiple other fires were started nearby within a short timespan. Those included another grass fire as well as fence and recycling bin blazes in a residential area to the west.

READ MORE: Man charged after RCMP say fires deliberately set on Siksika Nation 

Police are asking anyone with information on these incidents, including security footage of the areas, to call 403-328-4444.

Sponsored content