A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a fatal house fire on New Year’s Day in God’s Lake Narrows.
RCMP say officers were called to the house on the God’s Lake Narrows First Nation at about 5 a.m. The house was fully engulfed upon their arrival and a body was later discovered once the fire was extinguished.
An autopsy on a 26-year-old resident is taking place today at the Health Sciences Centre.
Joey Okemow, 22, of God’s Lake Narrows has been charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death, and arson with disregard for human life. He will make a court appearance in Thompson on January 5.