Fire destroys grocery store in remote Saskatchewan village

The North West Company-owned store in La Loche was gutted Tuesday night

A fire has gutted one of two grocery stores that services a remote village in northwest Saskatchewan.

The North West Company says its food store in La Loche burned down Tuesday night after closing.

No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Derek Reimer, a company spokesman, says they plan to sell groceries at a general merchandise store it operates in the community.

He says 16 people worked at the grocery store and the hope is they will get jobs in the merchandise facility.

In January 2016 a teen fatally shot four people in La Loche and wounded seven others.

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