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Gatineau seniors' home fire leaves 40 homeless

More than 40 people are temporarily without a home after a fire damaged a seniors' residence in Gatineau early Saturday morning.

Damage estimated at $250,000 after Saturday morning fire

Gatineau fire crews say the blaze was likely started by a cooking fire. (Jean-Sébastien/Radio-Canada )

More than 40 people are temporarily without a home after a cooking fire damaged a seniors' residence in Gatineau, Que., early Saturday morning, according to the local fire department.

Emergency crews said they were called to the Chartwell residence on Rue Cité-Jardin around 3 a.m. and had to help the more than 100 residents out of the building to fight the blaze.

No one was hurt, but the Gatineau fire department estimates the fire caused $250,000 in damage. 

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