Man and dog dead after early morning house fire in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Officials say a man and a dog are dead after a house fire in Lethbridge, Alta., early Saturday.

The Lethbridge police and fire departments say they were called to the residence at around 1:30 a.m.

They say small flames and heavy smoke were coming from the basement, where first responders located a 50-year-old man and a dog.

The man and dog were both pronounced dead.

The damage from the fire is estimated at about $200,000.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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