Fire engulfs Tundra Ridge home, no injuries

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A fire engulfs a home on Tundra Ridge in Iqaluit Friday afternoon. Firefighters, RCMP and other emergency personnel attend the scene.
Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo

Within two hours, a home on Tundra Ridge in Iqaluit burned down to its pilings Friday afternoon.

RCMP on the scene said no-one was injured.

Smoke billowed from the area beginning around 2:00 p.m., as sirens echoed in the capital. By 4:00 p.m., all that remained left were smouldering pilings.

Firefighters, RCMP and other emergency personnel attended the scene.

Firefighters attend the scene of a fire on Tundra Ridge Friday afternoon.
Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
Firefighters, RCMP and other emergency personnel attend the scene.
Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo
Smoke billows from the Tundra Ridge area Friday afternoon.
Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo

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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.