Children believed dead in Ont. First Nation house fire

Sandy Lake, ONT. Officials said “several children” are believed to have died in a fire in a remote area of ​​northwestern Ontario.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Vice President Bobby Narcisse says the fire occurred overnight at Sandy Lake First Nation.

Narcisse says details of the accident are just coming up.

He says the Nishnawbe Aski Police are investigating with the help of the Ontario Provincial Police and the provincial fire marshal’s office.

Narcisse says words cannot express the grief he shares with family and society.

He says his organization, which represents the first 49 states in northern Ontario, is in touch with Sandy Lake’s leadership to help in any way.

This report was first published by The Canadian Press on January 14, 2022.

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