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9 killed in fire at retirement home

August 07, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

A fire raged through a retirement home close to Brussels, leaving nine people dead and three more in critical condition, officials said.

The fire broke out about 8 p.m. and sent thick, black smoke through the sprawling facility where about 100 retirees receive care. Officials said the fire was probably accidental.

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