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Five families left homeless after fire in Wemotaci

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The community of Wemotaci is located on the banks of the Saint-Maurice River. (Archive photo)

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A fire completely destroyed a four-unit building in Wemotaci, during the night from Thursday to Friday. Five families find themselves on the street.

The fire caused no injuries, but the fifteen people who resided in the building lost everything, confirms the Atikamekw Council of Wemotaci (CAW), this community located 115 kilometers northwest of La Tuque, in Mauricie.

A solidarity campaign was launched on Friday by the CAW to support the victims. The emergency measures committee is also mobilized to raise money and goods.

A team is at the ;#x27;works to relocate the five families on the street. Two of them resided at the same address, a family of seven, two adults and five children, as well as a mother and her child.

Meals will be offered free to disaster victims.

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The origin of the blaze which ravaged the building on Kiskaman Street remains unknown. A police investigation will begin on Monday to determine the exact causes of the incident.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116