Child arrested after fire rips through Shamattawa in northern Manitoba

Chief suspects other children involved.

Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais
APTN National News
A 12-year-old child is under arrest and a community is in a state of emergency after a fire in northern Manitoba.

It happened Thursday afternoon on the remote Shamattawa First Nation about 750 km north of Winnipeg.

The chief says five other children are also expected to be involved in the fire.