Montreal

Fire forces evacuation of seniors' residence in Dunham

About 100 firefighters were called to a major fire Wednesday evening that broke out at a seniors’ residence in Dunham, Que., which is situated about 90 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

All residents accounted for, 1 taken to hospital for treatment

Firefighters evacuated a seniors' residence in Dunham, Que. Wednesday evening after a fire broke out. (Radio-Canada)

About 100 firefighters were called to a major fire that broke out at a seniors' residence Wednesday evening in Dunham, Que., which is situated about 90 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

Firefighters quickly got the flames under control and La Résidence Dunham was safely evacuated.

The seniors' home has two floors — some people were forced to leave the building via the second-floor windows.

One person was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Residents were temporarily brought to a restaurant for shelter until officials from the Red Cross arrived on site.

La Résidence Dunham, which has 24 units, houses seniors who are autonomous and semi-autonomous. It specializes in care for Alzheimer's patients.

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