Toronto — The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs released the following statement regarding the fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation.
“It is with great sadness that I share my condolences with the families, their friends, the community, and the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation leadership on the tragic house fire.
I understand the Ontario Chief Coroner is sending a team to KI, and the Ontario Fire Marshall will also be visiting the scene of the tragedy. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and Ontario officials are in contact with the community.
I would like to thank the first responders and acknowledge the strength and support of the community during this terrible time.
Our government will work with the community and the federal government over the next days and weeks to see how we can continue to be of assistance and to offer support as needed to help with this crisis.”