A fire badly damaged a North Vancouver senior’s home Tuesday, sending eight people to hospital.
The fire started in Lions Manor, a residence for seniors, Tuesday afternoon.
Smoke began billowing from the fourth floor of the building around 2 p.m.
By the time fire crews arrived, two apartments in the four-storey building were engulfed in flames.
Dozens of firefighters responded, helping seniors down ladders to escape the blaze.
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B.C. Emergency Health Services said paramedics transported eight patients to hospital in stable condition.
Traffic in the area was affected, and buses were being rerouted away from the scene.
Residents in the area were being asked to keep all doors and windows shut due to smoke.
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