Fire Claims Lives In Pikangikum

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 10:51 AM

A house fire on the Pikangikum First Nation has claimed the lives of possibly up to nine people.

The OPP say they responded to a blaze shortly before midnight last night on Dunsford Road.

Police will only say their investigation confirms that a number of people are dead and several unaccounted for.  

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshall's office are at the scene.

The OPP says it's Criminal Investigation Branch, the North West Region Crime Unit, the OPP Forensic Identification Unit are continuing to look into the fatal fire.