Massive fire breaks out at St. Albert seniors residence

Citadel Mews West has 95 independent living units, and is part of the overall Citadel Village complex, which also includes the 81-unit Citadel Mews East independent care facility, and a 125-bed long term care centre



Three people were taken to hospital as firefighters battled a blaze that left a multi-storey seniors residence in St. Albert with extensive fire, smoke and water damage.

The fire has displaced more than 100 seniors who have been forced to find lodging elsewhere.

The fire broke out around just before 8 p.m. Thursday at the Citadel Mews West Continuing Care Facility, located at 15 Erin Ridge Road next to the Sturgeon Community Hospital. Fire crews from Edmonton, Strathcona County, Morinville and Spruce Grove also came to help.

St. Albert Mayor Cathy Heron tweeted that the fire was “devastating” but rare and requires a coordinated effort.

Officials say the fire was brought under control shortly before 11 p.m.


Photos: Ed Kaiser/Postmedia


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