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Fire razes two Iqaluit shacks, damages two others

Two shacks in Iqaluit were destroyed by fire on May 27 and two others were damaged.
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Two shacks located behind Northmart in Iqaluit burned to the ground on Thursday night. Two other shacks were damaged. photo courtesy of the City of Iqaluit

Two shacks in Iqaluit were destroyed by fire on May 27 and two others were damaged.

Six Iqaluit Emergency Services staff responded to the incident behind Northmart around 9 p.m.

One fire engine was used to extinguished the initial shack fire but wind conditions and the nature of the shack construction led to the “fast growth” of the flames reaching nearby shacks.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

“Fuel and gas stored in shacks pose a high risk of danger when there is a fire. It is important that people clear the area if they see a shack on fire,” the City of Iqaluit stated in a news release on May 28.





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