8 people sent to hospital following large fire at Deep Cove seniors complex

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WATCH: Fire broke out at the Lions Manor in Deep Cove Tuesday morning. A number of residents had to be evacuated from their suites using ladders. There is no word at this point how the fire started – Jul 24, 2018

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.

WATCH: Seniors evacuated from Deep Cove fire

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Seniors evacuated from Deep Cove fire – Jul 24, 2018

B.C. Emergency Health Services said paramedics transported eight patients to hospital in stable condition.

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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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