Damage estimated between $3 million and $4 million in North Lethbridge business fire

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Crews responded to an early morning fire at Lafarge Canada in Lethbridge on Saturday February 19, 2022. (Screenshot from video by Joe Moradel on Twitter @YourAv3rag3Jo3)

By Justin Goulet

19 Feb 2022 | 11:09

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – No injuries were reported, but damage estimates are high following a fire early Saturday at a Lethbridge business.

At approximately 3:08 a.m., crews responded to a fully involved fire at Lafarge Canada (530 – 9 Ave. N). Crews from five stations in the city of Lethbridge arrived on the scene to find the large warehouse completely engulfed, with flames coming from most of the roof. Strong gusts of wind were blowing smoke and embers to the east of the structure and several nearby trees were also on fire.

Images of the Saturday morning fire, via Joe Moradel. (Tweets from @YourAv3rag3Jo3 & @IAFFLocal237)

The City of Lethbridge noted that crews were “hindered by the design of the building, as well as high winds,” but they managed to bring the fire under control within hours.

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