April 17, 2018 8:31 am
Updated: April 17, 2018 2:42 pm

Fire at Mill Woods seniors’ home sends 1 person to hospital

Edmonton Fire Rescue responding to a fire at the Churchill Manor seniors residence (5815 34 Ave NW) in southeast Edmonton's Mill Woods area. Monday, April 16, 2018.

Albert Delitala, Global News

Editor’s note: This story originally said crews responded at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, but a spokesperson for Alberta Health Services said crews responded at around 8:30 p.m. This story has been updated to reflect the change.

A two-alarm fire at a southeast Edmonton seniors’ residence sent one person to hospital late Monday night.

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An Alberta Health Services spokesperson said EMS responded with fire crews just after 8:30 p.m. to alarms at Churchill Manor (5815 34 Ave.), a seniors’ home located across the street from the Grey Nun’s Hospital.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a suite on the first floor. A second crew was called in to help.

“Crews went in immediately, knocked the fire down, removed one elderly patient to the suite — who was transported to hospital,” Edmonton Fire Rescue District Chief Ed Pitman said.

EMS took one elderly male to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition.

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The fire was contained to the one suite and no one else was injured. Residents were allowed back into the building a few hours later.

About 30 people were evacuated.

The cause remains under investigation.

– With files from Kirby Bourne, 630 CHED

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