A fire has left a Kugluktuk man without a home but fortunately nobody sustained any injuries during the Sept. 25 blaze.
A house party was in progress and a couple of guests were forced to jump out of a bedroom window to safety, according to Gordon Hikomak, the community’s fire chief.
The fire broke out in the home’s porch around 4:45 a.m. as a result of a cigarette butt that wasn’t extinguished properly, according to Hikomak. There were plenty of belongings stored in the porch, providing ample fuel for the fire, he added.
It took the community’s fire department less than an hour to douse the flames.