Fires caused $41M worth of damage in Nunavut in 2017: report

Financial significance and number of deaths are “substantial enough for Nunavummiut to strive towards the elimination of all types of fires,” says fire marshal

(Updated, 6 p.m.) Fires in Nunavut caused losses of more than $100,000 per person in 2017, according to a new report tabled in the territory’s legislature. These losses, totalling about $41.7 million, also led to the death of four people and injured another 15, according to the 2017 Fire Marshall’s report. Loss of infrastructure due…

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