RCMP have laid charges after an alleged act of arson in Arviat on Oct. 1.

The police responded to a fire at a residence where the Arviat Fire Department was already on scene extinguishing the blaze. Following an investigation, Melvin Irksuk, 23, was charged with arson and disregard for human life as well as uttering threats.

The Mounties provided no further details.

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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