$1M Norway House Fire Considered Arson

Norway House Fire
Flames shoot out from a building in Norway House on Thursday, January 3, 2013. (RCMP HANDOUT)

No one was injured after a fire Thursday morning in Norway House, which significantly damaged an office building.

RCMP say the fire began at about 8:30 a.m. at the Kinosao Sipi Minisowin Agency Building, which housed a child and family services agency.

Police believe the cause of the fire to be the work of an arsonist.

Damage estimates are pegged at more than $1 million. No one was inside at the time.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Norway House RCMP at (204) 359-6715.

UPDATE: Friday, January 4 — Police have charged two male youths from Norway House, aged 15 and 16, a 16-year-old male youth from Winnipeg and another 16-year-old male youth from Cross Lake. All four face arson charges, as well as break and enter and mischief charges for two separate business locations. They remain in custody pending a court appearance in Thompson on Monday, January 7.