Investigation into ‘suspicious’ fire on Franklin continues

A fire that gutted a longstanding, uninhabited home on Franklin Avenue early Monday morning is being treated as suspicious by investigators, the territory’s fire marshal says. “…The fire has been ruled suspicious. There was no reason for a fire to occur when the fire originated,” stated NWT fire marshal Chucker Dewar in an email. While...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at