The Canadian Press

2022-02-12 | Indigenous Fatal Fires

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Experts say fatal fires on First Nations are too common and could be prevented after three children recently died in a fire on Sandy Lake First Nation and a six-year-old died in a separate fire on an Alberta First Nation. Blaine Wiggins, the executive director of the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada, says the problem is complex and is linked to insufficient housing, overcrowding and inadequate access to firefighting services on reserves. (He says dedicated support and funding for an Indigenous fire marshals service would help maintain on-reserve fire codes and give education about how people can stay safe.)

Date: 2022-02-12
Placeline: WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

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