Iqaluit homeowner finds kids making a fire under her house

Jaz Archambault says she discovered a group of young girls trying to start a camp fire beneath her house this week.

Barking dog alerted Jaz Archambault to smoke

Jaz Archambault of Iqaluit says she discovered a group of young girls starting a camp fire beneath her house this week. (CBC)

An Iqaluit homeowner says she came close to losing her home this week when a group of children started a fire underneath her house.

JazArchambault says she heard her dog barking and then smelled smoke, so she went outside to check.

Jaz Archambault says she doesn't believe the four girls about eight to 10 years of age had bad intentions. They were building a fort. (CBC)

She discovered a group of young girls starting a campfire beneath her house.

"We feel lucky that our dog warned us to this," she says. "Certainly with a family and a home and all our memories in this home it could have been a lot worse."

Archambault says four girls, who looked about eight to 10 years old, were building a fort beneath her house. 

She says she doesn't think they were trying to harm her property, but she wonders why their parents weren't around to watch them.