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NEWS: Nunavut October 06, 2018 - 1:45 pm

Nunavut RCMP seeks help resolving arson case

Police say Baker Lake house fire was "set deliberately"

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Police in Baker Lake hope to receive information from the public about a fire set last weekend in a local residence, which caused extensive damage inside. (FILE PHOTO)
Police in Baker Lake hope to receive information from the public about a fire set last weekend in a local residence, which caused extensive damage inside. (FILE PHOTO)

The Baker Lake RCMP is urging people to provide tips to police if they have any information about who set fire to a house last Sunday in this community of about 2,000 people.

On Sept. 30 at about 6:45 p.m., the Baker Lake fire department was called to 4025 4th Crescent, said a release issued this afternoon by the RCMP.

The initial investigation determined that the fire was “set deliberately,” police said, and it is “being investigated as an arson.”

The RCMP said the house was unoccupied. Nobody was injured, but damage to the interior was extensive, police said.

This investigation continues with assistance from the Nunavut Fire Marshall’s Office, the RCMP release said.

If you have information or or know anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the fire, you can contact the Baker Lake RCMP detachment at 867-793-0123 or Crime Stoppers:

• By calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

• By typing a tip online.

• By texting NWTNUTIPS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES)

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(2) Comments:

#1. Posted by Arsonists on October 07, 2018

To all the arsonists who get a high from fire burning things, get help.
Arson is a mental health issue.  People who get this strange high need to reach out and get counselling.
Maybe you got off on someone else playing with fire and doing damage, but for everyone’s sake, stop yourself and go to someone, a social worker, a mental health worker, a Psych Nurse who can offer serious help.

#2. Posted by Watcher on October 08, 2018

This house is right next to a playground.

How many times have people taken lighters away from the little kids playing near the school or arena??? Some kid probably needs be told it’s ok to tell if their friend did this even by accident.

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