Three people unaccounted for after house fire in Pikangikum First Nation: OPP

PIKANGIKUM, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say three people remain unaccounted for in a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario after a fire tore through a home earlier this week.

OPP say they were called to Pikangikum First Nation more than 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay late Wednesday night.

Police say when officers arrived at the scene the home was engulfed in flames.

Three people were still unaccounted for as of Thursday night.

Police say the scene is being held until the Ontario Fire Marshal arrives to determine the cause, origin and circumstances of the fire.

Anyone with information on the fire is being asked to contact OPP.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2023.

The Canadian Press