A multi-unit building on the Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation caught fire, leaving several families homeless. The fire is thought to have begun Monday at some time around 12:30 p.m.
“I lost everything; I lost my home; it burned right to the ground; I lost my fifth wheel; I lost my carpentry tools; I lost lots of memories and lots of pictures; I’ll never get them back; but the main thing is that me and my girl are alive,” said long-time resident Albert Curly. “I have a four-month-old baby girl, and I had a schedule for her; she goes to bed and I put her to sleep in the afternoons, and I guess I fell asleep with her also in my room, and I didn’t even know the place was on fire at the other end.”
Chief and Council of the Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation are working to coordinate resources to support the eight families affected by the fire.
“The volunteers are doing a good job, and all the workers here in my band are working really hard to accommodate all the families, the Chief, and the Council, and everybody is doing a fantastic job,” explained Curly.
Anyone wishing to donate clothes, food, or shelter to support the families can contact the Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation’s band office.
(Photo’s courtesy of Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation Chief Tanya Aguilar-Antiman Facebook)