The Rankin Inlet RCMP arrested a 15-year-old youth in connection with a residential fire just after 8 a.m. Monday, June 27.

The occupants of the house were able to escape without injury, and the Rankin Inlet Fire Department extinguished the fire, containing it to the porch.

However, “the damage to the residence is estimated to be nearing $100,000,” stated the RCMP in a news release.

The youth appeared in Justice of the Peace court and has been remanded in custody until the next court appearance July 25 in Rankin Inlet.

They are facing charges for arson with disregard for human life, arson to property and mischief over $5,000.

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