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Major fire at Quebec seniors home; several people believed missing

Firefighters work at the scene of a senior's residence fire on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in L'Isle-Verte, Que. A fire destroyed the residence and police said three people were confirmed dead and 30 are missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
January 23, 2014 - 2:52 AM

L'ISLE-VERTE, Qc - Several people are believed to be missing in a major fire at a seniors residence in eastern Quebec.

Twenty residents were transported to safety from the residence in L’Isle-Verte, about 250 kilometres north of Quebec City along the St. Lawrence River.

However, reports more than 20 people live in the residence and their fate is not yet known.

The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. ET and several fire departments in the region have been called in to assist.

L'Isle-Verte is also about 30 kilometres east of Riviere-du-Loup.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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