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1 person dead after house fire at K'atl'odeeche reserve

The Hay River RCMP says one person is dead following a house fire Wednesday night at the K'atl'odeeche First Nation Reserve near Hay River, N.W.T.

N.W.T's coroner's office and the RCMP Major Crime Unit called in to investigate

RCMP and Hay River Fire department responded to a house fire at the K'atl'odeeche First Nation reserve near Hay River Wednesday night. One woman has been sent to hospital. (Jimmy Thomson/CBC)

The Hay River RCMP has confirmed that one person is dead following a house fire Wednesday night at the K'atl'odeeche First Nation Reserve near Hay River, N.W.T.

The N.W.T's coroner's office and the RCMP Major Crime Unit has been called in to investigate.

Police have not confirmed the identity or gender of the deceased person. They did confirm that one woman was sent to hospital. 

The roof of the house collapsed. Firefighters were still working on the structure Wednesday evening.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

The fire chief says the investigation is expected to last several days.

Hay River fire department at the scene of a house fire at the K'atl'odeeche First Nation reserve Wednesday night. (Jimmy Thomson/CBC)

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