Fire at St. Johnsbury residential care facility displaces seniors
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Senior residents of the Canterbury Inn Residential Care facility in St. Johnsbury are being housed in a hotel after a fire over the weekend.
Fire officials say the fire started Sunday night in the laundry room and was contained to that room.
Officials say the building owner had started a gas-fired clothes dryer and 15 minutes later, the fire alarm went off.
Crews are now working on removing residual smoke from the building.
No one was injured during the fire.
Officials say if the building didn’t have functioning fire sprinklers and fire alarm systems, there could have been a different outcome.
According to the facility, residents are staying at the Comfort Inn and will be back as soon as it is deemed safe.
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