Children saved from fire in Watson Lake

A bystander in Watson Lake rescued three sleeping children from a burning home last Thursday. The man walked by a burning trailer and entered an adjacent home where the children were sleeping just after 1 a.m.

A bystander in Watson Lake rescued three sleeping children from a burning home last Thursday.

The man walked by a burning trailer and entered an adjacent home where the children were sleeping just after 1 a.m.

“The trailer was engulfed and part of the house was starting to become involved,” said Sgt. Don Rogers, RCMP spokesperson.

The eldest child was 13. Rogers couldn’t confirm the ages of the other kids.

Their mother was at a friend’s place at the time.

A former partner of hers is being blamed for the fire.

A 31-year-old male is being charged with

“recklessly causing damage by fire knowing that the property was occupied.”

The fire eventually burnt down the trailer, the home and a shop.

Rogers could not confirm whether all three structures were owned by the mother.

Contact James Munson at jamesm@yukon-news.com.

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