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.