Kugluktuk man charged with arson for fire at empty house
Home was undergoing renovations, no one was hurt
A man from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, has been charged with arson for a fire at an unoccupied house undergoing renovations.
The RCMP responded to a call for a suspicious fire at the home at around 4 a.m. on Aug. 1.
The fire was contained and extinguished by the local fire department, and no one was hurt.
"There's still significant damage done to the building," said Cpl. David Lawson with the Nunavut RCMP.
A 22-year-old man has been charged with arson and taken into custody. He will appear in Iqaluit territorial court on Aug. 30.
The RCMP is reminding the public about the negative effects of arson.
"Financial burden, cleaning up the environmental damage fire can cause and the emotional trauma of community members involved," said Lawson.