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Feb 13, 2024
NDP MP presses Indigenous services minister for more firefighting resources for First Nations
Michael Ranger says his stepson is dead after trying to save someone’s life in a community that critics say lacks resources to fight fires.
Jared Guerard, 26, was one of two people who died in a house fire in the remote Cree community of Peawanuck, Ont., on Feb. 1.
Ranger said his stepson was outside the home when the fire started and rushed into the burning building because a young woman was unaccounted for.
“He went in looking for her and they [rescuers] ended up finding them together, wrapped in each other’s arms inside the house,” Ranger said.