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Gallery: Investigation continues after fire destroys Quebec seniors’ home

Watch: Search at Quebec seniors’ home continues

MONTREAL – A massive fire destroyed a seniors residence in eastern Quebec early Thursday morning.

The blaze broke out just after midnight in L’Isle-Verte, about 30 kilometres east of Riviere-du-Loup.

At least five people have been confirmed dead and 30 are missing as a result of the fire.

On Friday, investigators continued the grim work of sifting through the icy rubble to try to identify more victims. (GLOBAL NEWS/Jennifer Tryon)
Investigators continued their grim work of sifting through the icy rubble in L'Isle Verte, Que. to try to identify more victims on Friday, January 24, 2014.

A glimpse of the still-smoking ruins of the Residence du Havre on Friday. (GLOBAL NEWS/Jennifer Tryon)A glimpse of the still-smoking ruins of the seniors' home in L'Isle Verte, Que. on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Temperatures in the tiny Quebec town of L’Isle Verte were so frigid Friday morning that emergency crews and investigators searching the charred and frozen remains of a seniors’ complex can only work in 45-minute shifts. (GLOBAL NEWS/Jennifer Tryon)
Investigations continue  in L'Isle Verte, Que. on Friday, January 24, 2014.

A wide range of services are being offered to the community, in particular to the volunteer firefighters. (GLOBAL NEWS/Jennifer Tryon)
Investigations continue  in L'Isle Verte, Que. on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Firefighters work at the scene of a seniors residence fire on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in L’Isle-Verte, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
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Firefighters continue to work at the scene of a fatal fire at a seniors residence in L’Isle-Verte, Que., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
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A crane knocks down a wall of the Residence du Havre where a fatal fire destroyed the seniors’ home on Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
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Flames flare up through a wall at the scene of  the seniors residence in L’Isle-Verte. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)Flames flare up through a wall at the scene of a fatal fire which destroyed a seniors residence in L'Isle-Verte, Que., Thursday, January 23, 2014.

A fire destroyed the residence and police said three people were confirmed dead and 30 are missing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
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A view of the small Quebec town of L’Isle-Verte, where the still-smoking ruins of seniors home can been seen. (GLOBAL NEWS/Mike Armstrong)

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A view of the small Quebec town of L’Isle-Verte, with the still-smoking ruins of the seniors home on January 23, 2014.

A police investigator looks over the frozen rubble after a fatal fire destroyed a seniors residence in L’Isle-Verte, Que., Thursday, January 23, 2014. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
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Firefighters continue to douse the rubble. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
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Francois Drouin of Infodimanche.com captured these incredible images of the blaze.

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Quebec provincial police confirm at least three people are dead and about 30 are missing in a fire destroyed a seniors residence in eastern Quebec.