On November 23, 2019 at around 10:20 a.m., the Nobleford Fire Department with assistance from the Barons Fire Department responded to a residential house fire on Milnes Street in Nobleford, Alta. A passer by noticed smoke coming from the house and called for the fire department response. It was determined a 27-year-old man from Nobleford perished inside the house. There were no other occupants in the house at the time. The Coaldale/Picture Butte RCMP attended the scene to conduct the investigation. Lethbridge Corridor Victim Services were made available to assist the family of the deceased who was at the scene.
The fire was extinguished and damages primarily to the back or south portion of the home. An adjacent residence sustained some heat damage. There is no further risk to the community. For the short term fire crews will remain on scene as a precaution.
The Calgary Medical Examiners Office was engaged and will determine the cause of death. The Coaldale Fire Department is assisting to determine the cause of the fire. This investigation is still on going.
If anyone has information relating to this fire they are asked to contact the Coaldale RCMP (403-329-5080) or Picture Butte RCMP (403-732-4429) Detachments.