PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION – NEWS – A house fire in Pikangikum has claimed several lives. The Ontario Provincial Police state that there are still a number of people who are unaccounted for and are being sought.
The OPP report that Officers from the Pikangikum Police Service and Fire Department responded to a call that came in just before midnight on Tuesday, in a house fire that the cause is as yet undetermined.
The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office, the OPP and the OPP Forensic Identification Unit are on scene investigating the fire and events surrounding the incident.
There is a Liaison Unit on site in Pikangikum to assist community members.