Le Riverain fire: January 4, 2017

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Text by Gordon Lambie
The Residence Le Riverain in Richmond was completely destroyed after a fire broke out on Wednesday Morning. Help was called in from neighbouring Windsor to help fight the fire in the three storey building that once housed the St-Jacob Hotel but by mid-afternoon Richmond Town Manager Rémi-Mario Mayette told the Record that the building was a complete loss. According to Mayette, a temporary shelter was established right away to house the occupants of the building. Eyewitnesses on the scene reported that one occupant sustained a broken leg after having jumped from the third floor of the building, while others were treated for smoke inhalation. Two Red Cross volunteers were also dispatched to the scene to provide emergency aid.