Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 06/17/2013 8:42 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 06/17/2013 10:16 AM | Updates
A fire forced people out of a Carman seniors’ home early Monday morning.
Thirty-four residents were safely evacuated after an overnight fire at Boyne Lodge Seniors’ residence, according to a member of the Carman Dufferin emergency management team.
Fire alarms went off at the facility at 4:30 a.m., and the evacuees were transferred to the Carman Hospital, the Carman seniors' centre and the local community hall, where a reception area has been opened.
"We are unsure at this point what happened," said Mary Heard, director of health services for the Southern Regional Health Authority. "The cause of the fire is still under investigation, so we’re not quite sure how it started."
While there were no casualties or injuries, those in need of care are being looked after by Southern Regional Health Authority medical staff and volunteers with the local emergency response team.
"The evacuation went really, really well," Heard added. "Obviously we have an emergency plan for things like this. We were able to move everybody out in a timely manner."
The ward at the Boyne Lodge Seniors’ residence actually has 37 beds, but three were not in use at the time of the fire.
The extent of damage to the building is still unknown.
Updated on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM CDT: corrects typo
10:16 AM: updates with more info on time of fire, comments from Mary Heard
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
LIVE: Election night in Winnipeg
Polls close, but long lines reported at polling stations
Matt Allard elected councillor in St. Boniface
Gerbasi holds down Fort-Rouge-East Fort Garry
Candlelight vigil being held for babies tonight at 6 p.m.
Family, friends, colleagues bid farewell to Lindor Reynolds
Man, 26, killed in crash on Highway 3 between Sanford and Oak Bluff
Security at Manitoba Legislature tightened after Ottawa shooting
St. Malo man dies after collision
DNA testing will determine if accused is mother of 6 dead infants
Warm weather, possibly rain, on election day
Man pleads guilty to home invasion where kids sprayed
Tough to keep watch on storage lockers: firms
Last chance to vote: Polls open until 8 p.m.
Party sparked tension
Infanticide different than murder: author
MPI says it needs hike to prevent rate shock
Police ID body found in river
It's much scarier than Halloween
Dead newborns found in locker
Teen missing in East Elmwood found safe
Female trustees may outnumber men across province
Activists hope to boost voting in North End