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First Nation Band Office of Northern Ontario burned down

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Police are investigating after a fire destroyed the office of a First Nation band in Northern Ontario. Nishnaobi Aski Police said their crime unit is investigating the fire at the North Spirit Lake band office, located next to an abandoned house, in the early hours of April 4.

According to police, the remote community was alerted to the fire shortly before 3:40 am. The community is located about 500 km northwest of Thunder Bay. Officers found the community band office on fire there. Then they came to know about the fire in an abandoned house. Both the buildings were completely gutted but no casualties were reported.

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Sol Mamkaua, an Ontario NDP legislator who represents the region, posted on social media that the fire was a huge loss to the community. In the post, he said, most of the community programs were conducted through the band office building.

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