Manitoba RCMP are investigating a series of fires at Bunibonibee Cree Nation, which they say are being treated as arson.
Just after 2 a.m. Monday, officers at the Oxford House detachment were called to a fire in a storage building in the central area of the northern Manitoba community. While the building was a complete loss and there was minor damage to neighbouring structures, no one was injured in the incident.
Less than an hour later, police said they were called to a vehicle fire in the same area. No one was injured in that fire.
The next morning at around 3:35 a.m., police were called to another structure fire, this time at a home in the Mud Lake area of the First Nation. Although the building was completely destroyed, the residents were able to safely escape.
Just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, a fourth fire at Bunibonibee was reported, but in this incident, the blaze was extinguished before much damage was caused.
Police say they believe the fires were started as a result of arson, and are working with the Office of the Fire Commissioner in the investigation.