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Two young males charged in relation to Iglulik Co-op fire

The RCMP has arrested and charged two young people in relation to the Jan. 20 Iglulik Co-op fire that destroyed the building.
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Firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed the Iglulik Co-op on the morning of Jan. 20. Police have now made an arrest related to the incident. Photo courtesy of Steve Qaatani Sarpinak

The RCMP has arrested and charged two young people in relation to the Jan. 20 Iglulik Co-op fire that destroyed the building.

The two accused are due to appear in court on Sept. 1 in Iglulik, according to a news release from the Mounties issued on Monday morning.

The names of those charged were not revealed, nor were their ages. The charges were laid on Aug. 4.

Firefighters were flown in from Iqaluit to provide reinforcements as the fire burned for several hours on Jan. 20.

The hamlet consequently declared a state of emergency due to the loss of one of its two grocery stores.