Polaris Theatre fire 'suspicious,' say Inuvik RCMP

Inuvik RCMP say the fire that gutted the old Polaris Theatre building over the weekend is considered suspicious.
The old Polaris Theatre, one of the original buildings in Inuvik, N.W.T. was destroyed by fire over the weekend. Police have deemed the fire as suspicious in origin. (David Thurton/CBC)

Inuvik RCMP say the fire that gutted the old Polaris Theatre building over the weekend is considered suspicious.

The Alexander Building, which once housed the Polaris movie theatre, had been unoccupied for some time and it wasn't connected to electrical or gas service.

Police say the cause of the fire has not been determined.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Inuvik RCMP detachment police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.