A Saskatchewan First Nation that endured a tragic fire in 2015 is waiting to hear word on a 32-year-old woman missing after another blaze this weekend.
RCMP and firefighters from Loon Lake were called around 3 a.m. Sunday to a house fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, about 300 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.
Several people reportedly got out of the blaze with minor injuries. But as of 2 p.m. Monday, the missing woman was still unaccounted for.
An RCMP forensic unit was due to conduct a search once the scene was deemed safe for them to work in. The fire was also set to be investigated by the Ministry of Government Relations.
The community was rocked in February 2015 by a house fire that killed a two-year-old boy and an 18-month old girl. The tragedy drew national attention to issue of fire deaths on Canadian reserves amid a dispute between the band council and the nearby community of Loon Lake over firefighting service fees. The fee dispute was resolved in March 2015.
A pair of homes also burned to the ground in the community in March 2017. Neither of those blazes resulted in any loss of life.