Date of Release:  November 24, 2012

(Mishkeegogamang, ON)  On November 23, 2012, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service North West Region Crime Unit and detachment assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police North West Region Forensic Identification Unit based out of Kenora and the Ontario Fire Marshall began an investigation into a residential fire that occurred at 159 Sandy Road, Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Human remains have been located at the scene and one fatality has been confirmed.  A post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Kenora Lake of the Woods Hospital.  The identification of the deceased is not available at this time and no other injuries or deaths have been reported.

This investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available. 

Mishkeegogamang First Nation is approximately 315 km northwest of Thunder Bay. 

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Cell 807-629-4807 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario