St. Thomas nursing home fire injures 7 people, more than 40 displaced

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A fire at a St. Thomas, Ont., nursing home has injured several people, paramedics say.

Emergency crews were called to Caressant Care Bonnie Place around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A bedroom was fully involved, said Bill Todd, Chief Fire Prevention Officer of St Thomas Fire Department.


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One resident was critically hurt and three others had serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Two staff members and a firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital. They have since been treated and released.

Forty-one residents were displaced by the fire. Some were moved to unaffected areas of the building, while others were relocated to nearby nursing homes, Todd said.

Paramedics from across the region and neighbouring areas assisted, a spokesperson for Medavie EMS Elgin told Global News.

The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating.

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Shooting near North York school injures three, two seriously

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Toronto Police are investigating after a shooting in North York near Albion and Weston Rds. left three people wounded, two with serious injuries, Tuesday morning.

Paramedics responded to a call at 8:27 a.m., at Tandridge Cres. off Albion Rd. They found two people suffering from gunshot wounds who were later transported to a trauma centre.

A shooting left two people with serious injuries and a third one with related injuries in Tandridge Cres. and Albion Rd.
A shooting left two people with serious injuries and a third one with related injuries in Tandridge Cres. and Albion Rd.  (Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star File)

Officers later found a third person suffering other injuries, according to a tweet.

A school in the area, Braeburn Junior School, is under a “hold and secure” procedure — a step below a lockdown, according to TDSB terminology.

Police are on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

There are no suspect description available at this time.

Marjan Asadullah is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @marjanasadullah

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