Pikangikum First Nation says 3 bodies recovered after fire – CP24

February 27, 2023

Two adults and a child have been confirmed dead in a house fire on a remote northwestern Ontario First Nation, its chief said Monday as she called for the government to improve firefighting services in her community.

Chief Shirley Lynne Keeper said the fatal fire that broke out Wednesday in Pikangikum First Nation has been triggering for residents, who still recall a 2016 blaze that killed a family of nine, including three children.

“How many more house fires do we have to go through before the government gets serious,” Keeper wrote in a statement.

“The impacts of these losses are long lasting.”

One person had earlier been confirmed dead in Wednesday’s fire on the First Nation located about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. The bodies of two others who had been unaccounted for were found over the weekend, Keeper said

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