A person from Iqaluit is in police custody following a suspicious fire in the city Thursday afternoon.

RCMP officers and the Iqaluit Fire Department responded to a fire at building 224 at around 2:15 p.m. Thursday local time.

The fire department put out the blaze, which was deemed to be suspicious in origin.

Police took an individual into custody for questioning.

Iqaluit RCMP and the Nunavut Fire Marshal’s office continue to investigate.