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Offline happyg

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« on: January 25, 2014, 08:23:06 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 08:25:16 PM »
How very sad!  **nononono*
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 08:27:22 PM »
yah...I've been following this for a day or so.  Grim story, there are witnesses who watched people burn to death because the fire was too hot to quick to rescue them and now they are encased in ice.  Most of the residents were completely incapable of saving themselves.

Prayers for the dead and Pity for the firemen and other public employees who will work to recover the bodies and clean this horror up.




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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 08:38:18 PM »
Belanger told QMI Agency he was "95% sure" the fire was smoking-related.

Less than an hour before the fire alarm went off, Belanger said he prevented a resident from going outside to smoke a cigarette.

He said residents are not allowed out after 11 p.m. because the doors are locked.

The orderly said he went to check on the man in his room a few minutes later just to make sure before going to the kitchen to prepare the next day's breakfast.

After the alarm went off, Belanger went up to the second floor and noticed that the fire was centred around the elderly smoker's room.

"There was smoke above the door, which was still ajar," Belanger said. "Then I began to suffocate. It was black. I thought I would die there."

Within five minutes, the fire had already spread throughout the building.

More article at link:
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/25/32-now-unaccounted-for-in-quebec-nursing-home-tragedy

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 08:48:40 PM »
Horrible.  This story hits me hard tonight.  Last night, one of my best friends called me and was in quite a state of hysteria.  His house had just burnt to the ground - luckily he and his family got out - but they lost everything.  He said even his billfold burned up in the house.  It started with a chimney fire, and because he lived in a rural location - four firetrucks and an ambulance were hampered trying to get to his house.  Extreme cold and an icy country road, plus a frozen fire hydrant....he says there is nothing left.

This time of year is so dangerous with the cold and people trying to keep their houses warm.  A few years ago in this same kind of weather, we stood in the snow and helplessly watched our neighbor's house burn to the ground while a firetruck was hampered by our small deadend road and not enough water to put it out.  That fire started in the chimney too. 

My mother is in a nursing home and I am crying, thinking about those poor people - so helpless.  It makes me sick to my stomach. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 10:16:10 AM »
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