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‘They had to watch the house burn’: 10-year-old killed in fire in First Nation that lacked fire fighting resources – The Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202326 Views

Jan. 31, 2023

Nine residents of the Wabano family are sheltering in the band office after losing a family member and all of their belongings in a fire.

A family is grieving the loss of a 10-year-old girl after a fire tore through their home in a First Nation community in Peawanuck on Saturday.

The tragedy is putting renewed attention on the lack of firefighting resources for some First Nations communities.

Nine residents of the Wabano family are sheltering in the band office after losing a family member and all of their belongings in the fire.

Peawanuck, which lacks a fire hall, training or supplies, is a remote Cree community on the west coast of the Hudson Bay in the Kenora District, and has fewer than 300 residents.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2023/01/31/they-had-to-watch-the-house-burn-10-year-old-killed-in-fire-in-first-nation-that-lacked-fire-fighting-resources.html

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