Thunder Bay

Fire destroys school in Wapekeka First Nation

Police say the elementary school in Wapakeka First Nation, about 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. went up in flames on Wednesday night.

The elementary school in the remote First Nation went up in flames Wednesday night

Wapekeka community member Joshua Frogg posted this photo of the fire at the school in the First Nation around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Frogg said in his post that about 100 children attended the school. (Joshua Frogg/Facebook)

Police say the elementary school in Wapakeka First Nation, about 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. went up in flames overnight on Wednesday.

The smouldering remains of the Rev. Eleazar Winter Memorial School in Wapekeka First Nation that burned to the ground overnight on Wednesday. (Joshua Frogg/Facebook)
The Reverend Eleazar Winter Memorial School  was "fully engulfed in flame" during a night time fire, according to the OPP.

No injuries have been reported and no other buildings were affected by the fire, police said.

A photo posted by community member Joshua Frogg on Facebook Thursday morning shows a pile of smouldering remains where the school once stood.

About 350 people live in Wapekeka. 

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