Iqaluit fire department douses small blaze at construction site for new correctional centre

Cause of fire under investigation

Iqaluit firefighters quickly put out a small fire that broke out inside the construction site of the Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Centre on the night of Thursday, Feb. 13. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

By Dustin Patar

Iqaluit firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire on Thursday night that broke out inside the Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Centre construction site, which is connected to the Baffin Correctional Centre.

The fire department responded at around 9:50 p.m., with 11 firefighters, two command staff and their vehicles, two fire trucks and an ambulance, the City of Iqaluit said in an email.

According to the city, no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire, which has yet to be determined, is being investigated by the Office of the Fire Marshall.

The fire department thanks the city’s public works department for its quick response and on-scene support.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Consistency on

    The GN is so close to not being able to insure buildings. there needs to be security in every community monitoring every GN building every night. would be cheaper in the long run if a office or school burns down. The health center has security could this be expanded?

  2. Posted by confused on

    How is it that a small fire gets reported on in Iqaluit, yet a business in Rankin lost a whole warehouse to a fire this week and not a word from the press?

  3. Posted by roy donovan on

    lookee like there is a firebug running around loose.

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