Early morning fire reduces houseboat to ash

The remnants of the houseboat the caught fire on Yellowknife Bay early Wednesday morning. (Francis Tessier-Burns/CKLB).

A houseboat on Yellowknife Bay now lays in ash after an early-morning fire on Wednesday.

According to RCMP, the fire began shortly after 3 a.m. and was “out of control” by the time officers and city firefighters reached the area. Two residents left the house safely with one being brought to hospital to treat smoke inhalation.

The Fire Marshal is investigating but the fire isn’t considered suspicious.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.