North Lethbridge Grass Fire Cause Determined to be Improperly Extinguished Camp Fire

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to a grass fire in the Alexander Wilderness Park area of north Lethbridge at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday August 1, 2017.

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When crews arrived, there was grass and brush on fire. A total of 17 Emergency Service personnel from four stations responded and contained the spread of the fire to the river valley area. There were no injuries and no loss of property.

Investigators have determined the fire started as a result of a campfire that was not properly extinguished. Residents are reminded that there is a city-wide fire ban in place do to extremely dry condition. The ban is in effect for all open fires within the City of Lethbridge including campfires and backyard fire pits.

LPS UAV was deployed to assist the Fire Department during the grass fire Aug. 1 on the north side. This photo was taken at 400 feet.
LPS UAV was deployed to assist the Fire Department during the grass fire Aug. 1 on the north side. This photo was taken at 400 feet. (LPS)

City of Lethbridge


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