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Fatal fires involving seniors' homes in Canada

Posted: January 23, 2014

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A deadly fire destroyed a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte, Que. Here is a look at some previous fatal fires involving seniors' homes in Canada.

  • In May 2012, a nursing home fire in Hawkesbury, Ont., killed two people.
  • In Oct. 2013, one person died in a fire in London, Ont.
  • In Jan. 2009, a retirement home fire in Saguenay, Que., killed four people.
  • In June 2009, a retirement home blaze in Orillia, Ont., killed four people.
  • In Apr. 2012, one person died in Langley, B.C.
  • In Aug. 2012, a retirement home fire in Edmonton killed one person.
  • In Aug. 1980, 21 people died in a nursing home fire in Mississauga, Ont.
  • In Dec. 1976, 22 died in a nursing home fire in Goulds, N.L.
  • In 1969, a nursing home fire in the community of Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Que., claimed 54 lives.

(CBC, with files from The Canadian Press)