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Fatal fires involving seniors' homes in Canada
CBC News with files from The Canadian Press
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)
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