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.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com