Fire damages Iqaluit row house

No injuries reported in Monday morning kitchen fire that police deem suspicious

A photo of the 2200s block in Iqaluit. The RCMP are treating a fire that occurred at a row house in the area as suspicious. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

RCMP in Iqaluit are investigating what they say is a suspicious fire early Monday morning that damaged a row house in the 2200 block of Niaqungusiariaq Road on Monday morning, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Pauline Melanson says.

City firefighters contained the fire after responding to reports of smoke in a row house at approximately 3 a.m., according to a statement issued by City of Iqaluit spokesperson Geoffrey Byrne.

The damage was only in the kitchen but included the ceilings and walls of that room, Byrne told Nunatsiaq News.

He added that it is not known how many people were living in the damaged home but that they are displaced at this time.

There were no injuries in the incident.

Two neighbouring residents and their pet also had to be evacuated for safety purposes, even though the damage was only to one unit. Those residents were then allowed back into their home once the Iqaluit Fire Department had extinguished the fire and deemed the property safe.

Nine firefighters, two fire trucks, two ambulances and two support trucks responded.

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(4) Comments:

  1. Posted by Sus on

    Seems kinda sus

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  2. Posted by Trace MacM on

    Whew… I was getting worried for a moment there: Iqaluit hasn’t had a reported arson in weeks. Stay tuned for stand-off updates

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    • Posted by Quick Question… on

      Did they use Iqaluit water to douse the flames? It would be like… wait, it is like adding gas to fire

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  3. Posted by I live in the Arctic on

    maybe an accidental fire start with fuel in the water eh?

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