Photo: Fire destroys house in Tasiujaq, no one injured

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A volunteer firefighter stands before a fire that engulfed a house in the small Nunavik village of Tasiujaq, population about 300, located west of Kuujjuaq on Ungava Bay, after about 7 p.m. April 26.


A volunteer firefighter stands before a fire that engulfed a house in the small Nunavik village of Tasiujaq, population about 300, located west of Kuujjuaq on Ungava Bay, after about 7 p.m. April 26. “At the end, No injuries reported, besides some oxygen therapy for firefighters due to the inhalation of black smoke. Well done Tasiujaq, well done!” said Tasiujaq resident Julio Marroquin. A water truck carried water back and forth so that firefighters could spray the building, with the help of local police, while nurses stood by in an ambulance ready to help anyone needing medical attention, Marroquin said. During the fire, firefighters with special masks and oxygen tanks crawled inside the house, but found no one there. (PHOTO BY JULIO MARROQUIN)

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