House fire deemed to be arson

House fire deemed arson - Arriving on scene to a fully engulfed house fire, firefighters from Whitewood could only stand and watch as a house burned on the Ochapowace First Nation on July 4. A downed power line and ruptured gas line prevented firefighters from getting close to the scene. A 27-year-old man was arrested for arson. Photo By Chris Ashfield

A man was arrested for arson following a fire on Ochapowace First Nation last week that saw a home completely destroyed by fire. At around 9:30 p.m. on July 4, Whitewood Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire on the reserve north of Whitewood. Arriving on scene, firefighters found…