One building destroyed by structure fire in Inuvik

(File photo/CKLB)

One building was destroyed after a structural fire in Inuvik on Friday, June 26th.

The fire on Airport Lake was just under one hectare in size and has been officially declared out, said Amber Simpson, wildfire prevention coordinator at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The Inuvik Fire Department was first to respond to the fire, Simpson says, adding an Environment and Natural Resources crew was called in to help prevent the spread of the fire.

No injuries are reported.


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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