THUNDER BAY – Four people are dead as a result of a house fire in Wunnumin Lake First Nation. The three children and one adult who died have the community bringing in crisis workers to help in the community. In small communities where everyone knows each other, the deaths have a large impact on the community. There are about six hundred people
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno on behalf of the NAN Executive Council expressed condolences to the families and community of Wunnumin Lake First Nation following the tragic deaths of three people in a house fire Wednesday morning. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who have lost their loved ones, and our hearts go out to the community at this difficult time as they grieve this terrible loss,” said NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno. “We do not yet know the circumstances around this devastating fire but this tragedy shows how ill-equipped many of our communities are to deal with these emergencies and how vulnerable our families and their children are.”
The remote fly-in community is located in northwestern Ontario approximately 360 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout.