July 14, 2014 10:41 am

Second person charged with manslaughter in northern Sask. fire

RCMP charge second person with manslaughter after a fatal January 2010 house fire near Uranium City, Sask.

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LA RONGE, Sask. – A second person has been arrested following an investigation by the RCMP historical case unit into a fatal 2010 house fire in northern Saskatchewan.

Christopher Champagne, 31, from British Columbia was arrested last week on Vancouver Island after the fatal blaze near Uranium City, Sask. on Jan. 4, 2010.

He is facing two counts of manslaughter after Jack Cochrane and Philip Nighttraveller were killed in the fire.

Champagne has been returned to Saskatchewan and is scheduled to appear in La Ronge provincial court on Monday morning.

On June 7, 2014, Michael LaRocque, 29, of Stony Rapids, Sask. was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter.

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