Iqaluit youth, 12, charged with arson in construction site fire

A 12-year-old has been charged with arson with damage to property in relation to a fire at a construction site near Creekside Village in Iqaluit on Saturday night.

About 30 bales of insulation were deliberately set on fire near Creekside Village, police say

Iqaluit fire crews arrived on the scene at a fire at a construction site around 10 p.m. Saturday night. (Vince Robinet/CBC)

A 12-year-old is facing an arson charge in connection with a fire at a construction site in Iqaluit Saturday night.

Iqaluit fire chief Luc Grandmaison said about 30 bales of insulation material was on fire near the Creekside Village townhouses when firefighters arrived on the scene around 10 p.m. 

The youth has been charged with arson with damage to property.

Police say they are still investigating.