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3 dead senior home fire: 30 missing after fire tears through senior home

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According to reports, 3 people are dead after a senior home fire ripped through an apartment complex in Quebec. On Jan. 23, CNN reported that about 30 people are still unaccounted for and officials fear that their bodies are among the charred remains of the building.

"We hope some of those missing went to family members or something like that and report to us later on. The others are likely still inside the burned building," said Quebec provincial police Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau. The fire broke out just after midnight in the small town of L'Isle-Verte and burned for over seven hours.

The 3 dead in the senior home fire could have been residents or employees -- details on their identities have not yet been released. With 52-units inside the building, authorities are fearing that the number of fatalities will increase. According to the report, about 20 people did manage to escape and many were taken to nearby hospitals to get treated. All of these people are expected to be okay.

"Images aired by CNN affiliate CBC News, taken by independent photojournalist Francois Drouin, showed massive flames and thick smoke enveloping what was left of the structure," CNN reported.

More on the 3 dead in the senior home fire and other details should be available soon.

© Effie Orfanides 2014



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