Nfld. & Labrador

Makkovik home destroyed by fire

A house in a coastal Labrador community was destroyed by fire on Wednesday.
A home was completely destroyed by fire in Makkovik Wednesday. (RCMP)

A house in a coastal Labrador community was destroyed by fire on Wednesday.

Police said no one was injured but the fire left a family in Makkovik homeless.

Local volunteer firefighters kept flames from spreading to a new house that was being constructed only feet away.

The RCMP said only a burnt shell of the house remained by the time the fire was extinguished. 

The cause is still under investigation but police said Thursday that they did not suspect foul play.

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