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Factbox:Fatal fires involving retirement and nursing homes in Canada

01/23/2014 09:23 EST | Updated 03/25/2014 05:59 EDT
L'ISLE-VERTE, Qc - A fire destroyed a seniors residence in L'Isle-Verte, Que., and police early Thursday said three people were confirmed dead and 30 missing. Here is a look at some previous fatal fires involving retirement and nursing 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 June 2009, a retirement home blaze in Orillia, Ont., killed four people.

_ In April 2012, one person died in Langley, B.C.

_ In August 2012, a retirement home fire in Edmonton killed one person.

_ In August 1980, 21 people died in a nursing home fire in Mississauga, Ont.

_ In December 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.