RCMP investigating suspected arson in Rankin Inlet

Series of fires on Friday damaged two cabins and a vehicle

Rankin Inlet RCMP have launched an arson investigation after two cabins and a vehicle were set on fire Friday. (Photo courtesy of the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet)

By Nunatsiaq News

The RCMP has launched an arson investigation following a series of fires in Rankin Inlet.

Rankin Inlet RCMP said in a news release that it and the community’s fire department had responded to “several” fires on Friday. Two cabins and a vehicle sustained “significant damage,” it said.

The RCMP is asking anyone with information about the incidents to contact the Rankin Inlet detachment at 867-645-1111.

The fires in Rankin Inlet happened a week after a similar incident took place in Arviat where a 23-year-old man was charged following a fire that did what police called “extensive” damage to a home.

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