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Fire at Quebec seniors home

Updated 4:57 PM ET, Mon January 27, 2014
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A fire swept through a seniors home in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec, early Thursday, January 23, killing more than a dozen people, police said. Francois Drouin/infodimanche.com
Police believe a number of people who are missing also perished. Francois Drouin/infodimanche.com
"We hope some of those missing went to family members or something like that and report to us later on," Quebec provincial police Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said. "The others are likely still inside the burned building." Francois Drouin/infodimanche.com
The fire was reported around 12:35 a.m. E.T. and was still burning about seven hours later, Bilodeau said. Francois Drouin/infodimanche.com
At least 37 of the residents were older than 85, according to government documents obtained by CBC. Francois Drouin/infodimanche.com
Residence du Havre was a multilevel complex that served both autonomous seniors and those who required an assisted-living arrangement, according to its website. Francois Drouin/infodimanche.com