Fire destroy 6 unit apartment in Shoal Lake #40
In the early morning of Feb 11, 2023 a fire destroyed a 6-unit apartment complex in Shoal Lake #40.
At 5:05am the police were called about a fire in the community of Shoal Lake #40. The Shoal Lake #40 crisis team (James Mandanin, Shoal Lake #40 and Jeffery Thompson Shoal Lake #39) accessed each unit and was able to wake everyone up and get them out safely.
“It was the quick actions of James and Jeff, that saved the lives of community members. They are true heroes, and we are extremely grateful and happy they were there and took the steps that they did”, Chief Kevin Redsky
By the time Richer fire station arrived on scene, the entire building had gone up in flames and burnt to the ground. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured but a couple of community members were treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but arson is not suspected.
6 families (30 individuals) in Shoal Lake #40 have lost all their belongings, including their children's clothing, and toys.
We are asking family and friends to come together to help our families.
All funds raised will be used to replace all personal/home items lost in the fire, and support with food and bills during this time.
Thank you so much everyone for your donations and support.
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Shoal Lake 40 First Nation