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Fire consumes flood-damaged seniors home

Dec. 15, 2015, High River, Alta. - A fire has heavily damaged a vacant seniors lodge south of Calgary.

Firefighters from five communities responded when flames broke out overnight at the Medicine Tree Manor in High River.

There were no injuries, but the blaze forced the evacuation of a nearby seniors home as a precaution.

The lodge was built in 1960 and was severely damaged by flooding in 2013.

After the flood, administrators received $5 million to help rebuild the 52-unit facility with fewer but more spacious units that can handle residents who rely on walkers and wheelchairs for mobility.

The anticipated completion date is 2017.

December 15, 2015
By The Canadian Press