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Firefighters suspend search in Quebec nursing home fire; 30 missing; 8 confirmed dead
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 5:16 PM EST
Exhausted investigators are suspending their search for victims of a massive retirement home fire in Quebec. Authorities say eight people are confirmed dead and about 30 others are missing.
Quebec Provincial Police Lt. Guy Lapointe authorities decided to let the search crew rest from the cold and difficult work for their safety. He says they are using steam to melt the ice and the work is specialized so there is a limited amount of people that they can assign to the task.
The fire erupted Thursday in the small town of L'Isle-Verte.