Investigators say fire in seniors home caused by cigarette
Edmonton Fire Rescue said a fire that started in a retirement home in southeast Edmonton Monday night was caused by smoker’s materials.
Firefighters were called to the facility, located at 58 Street and 34 Avenue at about 10:35 p.m. Monday.
Crews managed to contain the blaze to one room of the 114-room facility. Officials said a man from the suite where the fire started was injured and taken to hospital as a result of the fire.
The fire was under control within 20 minutes.
The entire building was evacuated as a safety precaution until the smoke was cleared.
Investigators determined the fire was started by smoker’s materials.
Damage, to contents and property, has been pegged at a total of $200,000.