Investigation underway into fire that burned down Iqaluit weather station
Cause still unknown, says City of Iqaluit
RCMP and Nunavut’s fire marshal are investigating the cause of a fire that burned down a weather station office in Iqaluit’s West 40 area this week.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to a City of Iqaluit news release.
Emergency crews were called to the scene Monday at around 3 p.m. after reports of smoke in the area. Upon arriving, firefighters saw flames on one side of the building, which is operated by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
More than a dozen firefighters and six fire vehicles were able to contain the blaze, preventing it from spreading to nearby buildings and vehicles, the news release states.