The Cumberland House Cree Nation lost its band office due to fire Monday morning.

Director of Operations James Carriere said the band is having an emergency meeting Monday afternoon to figure out how it will provide the various services the office had offered.

These services include finance, housing, income assistance, post-secondary student support and the daycare program.

Historical records were also destroyed by the fire.

A press release says the fire started sometime this morning in the south-west side of the building and by 9 a.m. the structure was fully engulfed in flames.

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