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3 youth arrested in connection with Tuktoyaktuk Kitti Hall fire

RCMP say three youth under the age of 18 have been arrested in connection with a fire Wednesday at Tuktoyaktuk's community hall.
Kitti Hall, Tuktoyaktuk's community hall and recreation centre, as it looked in 2007. (submitted by Philippe Morin)

Three youth under the age of 18 have been arrested in connection with a fire Wednesday at Tuktoyaktuk's community hall.

RCMP say the three have been released on a promise to appear in court. 

The fire at Kitti Hall happened at around 3 a.m. Wednesday and the hamlet's volunteer fire department extinguished it about two hours later. There were no injuries.

RCMP say the damage estimate is now $300,000 and may continue to increase as the building is still being evaluated.

They say the investigation is ongoing.

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