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Fire destroys airport warehouse in Sanirajak, Nunavut, RCMP says

A Canadian North warehouse at the Sanirajak (Hall Beach) airport in Nunavut was destroyed in an early morning fire, according to local RCMP.

Building was ‘total loss’ after early morning fire

A file photo of a warehouse at the Hall Beach airport. Local RCMP say a fire at the airport in Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut destroyed a Canadian North warehouse early Sunday morning. (CBC)

Local RCMP say a fire at the airport in Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut destroyed a Canadian North warehouse early Sunday morning.

Cpl. Ian Crowe of the Hall Beach RCMP detachment said he was notified of the fire just after 5 a.m. Sunday, and the fire was extinguished less than two hours later.

"It was quite the blaze," said Crowe, and the building was a "total loss."

A Facebook post from Canadian North said the affected building was an "equipment storage unit."

"Our operations have not been affected by this fire and operations will continue as scheduled," the post read. "There were no injuries and only minimal loss of small equipment."

The cause is not known at this time.

Calls to the local volunteer fire department and airport authorities returned an automated message of "telephone company facility trouble," and were unanswered.

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