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NEWS: Nunavut September 08, 2017 - 4:49 pm

Nunavut fire causes extensive damage to store warehouse

Police investigating sixth suspicious fire in Pangnirtung in less than a month

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Yet another blaze in Pangnirtung: Firefighters deal with the smouldering remains of a Northern store warehouse early Sept. 8. Since Aug. 21 in Pangnirtung, local fire crews have been called to put out five fires, which the Nunavut RCMP said were “deemed suspicious and are under investigation.
Yet another blaze in Pangnirtung: Firefighters deal with the smouldering remains of a Northern store warehouse early Sept. 8. Since Aug. 21 in Pangnirtung, local fire crews have been called to put out five fires, which the Nunavut RCMP said were “deemed suspicious and are under investigation." (PHOTO BY DANIEL KULUGUQTUQ)

Police and firefighters are investigating yet another suspicious fire in Pangnirtung.

Firefighters were called early Sept. 8 to douse a fire at the Northern store warehouse in the south Baffin community.

Nunavut RCMP said the building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, but called the damage “extensive.”

The warehouse was well-stocked from recent sealift deliveries, and the RCMP said that any materials in the building were completely destroyed in the fire.

But while police said they are investigating, they wouldn’t say if they believe the fire was started by an individual or group thought to be responsible for at least five fires in Pangnirtung in less than a month.

Most of those fires have been started in abandoned homes and shacks around the community of about 1,500 people.

Police are asking anyone with information about this or any of the other incidents to contact the local RCMP detachment at (867) 473-0123.

Nunavummiut can also provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS.)

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(5) Comments:

#1. Posted by Concerned on September 08, 2017

How would these fires start, if not for some sick individuals. This for fun and a game for someone and will go on until someone gets hurt or God forbid, killed.
Please help the RCMP before it’s our homes and property. Who ever this is, will not stop until caught.

#2. Posted by Congrats Pang on September 08, 2017

Congrats Pang, you just drove prices higher still. The Northern will make it up off your backs sooner than later….

#3. Posted by Shame on September 09, 2017

Somebody knows something, so tell the RCMP before everybody in the community has to pay dearly for the losses. This is just going to get worse and worse and will affect everybody in Pang.

#4. Posted by All Stores on September 10, 2017

#2, Won’t just be the Pang stores…. It will be all Northern Stores. If they drove the price up at just the one store by a lot, everyone would just get cheaper products from the co-op…. but increasing the prices very minimally over 122 stores, no one would notice a difference.

#5. Posted by North pays Northern again, and again, and again on September 11, 2017

The Northwest Company also had some damages in the Carribean from the hurricanes.  The communities of the Arctic and northern provinces will have to make up the shortfall to rebuild those too, just like they did to buy ‘em in the first place. The north pays and pays again.  It will be snorts good reason to fly the company jet down there to check it out, perhaps even hold a board meeting too.  Good thing those planes run in pixie-dust….lol

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