Coroner names woman killed in Aurora Suites fire

The NWT coroner’s office has identified the woman whose life was claimed by a fire in Yellowknife’s Aurora Suites apartment building last week.

In an email, deputy chief coroner Tony Jones said the victim was 55-year-old Karen Petersen.

The cause of her death has not been released. She passed away during an incident confined to her unit within the 46th Street building, but which saw all units evacuated for several days as police investigated.


Earlier this week, City of Yellowknife officials said the incident was not suspicious in nature.