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Quebec police suspect arson in fire that gutted Kuujjuaq youth protection office

KUUJJUAQ, Que. — Police suspect arson in a fire that gutted the youth protection offices in the northern Quebec community of Kuujjuaq.

Provincial police say the fire broke out in a building housing the administrative offices of the agency at 9 p.m. Sunday evening.

Sgt. Louis-Philippe Bibeau says no arrests have been made in connection with the blaze, which caused damages estimated at $2 million.

Bibeau says major-crimes detectives are investigating the cause of the blaze.

The regional health board in Nunavik says the site was secured after the fire to protect the confidentiality of users' files.

The board says youth protection activities in the region should resume at their normal pace as soon as possible.

The Canadian Press

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