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Nursing Home Fire leaves six in Hospital

A serious nursing home fire occurred on January 18th at the Old Vicarage Nursing Home in Pandy Tudur, Wales.

The Old Vicarage Nursing Home fire was discovered at around midnight when the alarm system was initiated.

Eight fire crews and more than 10 emergency ambulance responders from across Wales were called to attend the incident.

The extent of the nursing home fire resulted in seven of its resident’s trapped within the home. Firefighters luckily managed to rescue the residents, however, six of which were admitted to the local hospital for checks.

Head of response for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Tony Jones, commented on the severity of the fire:

“The fire caused substantial damage to the property and put the lives of the residents at risk – this highlights to everyone the importance of fire safety and having working smoke alarms fitted.”

The remaining residents were rehomed as a result of the inhabitable state of the care home.

Investigations into the origin of the fire have now been carried out. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have reported that the fire had started on the first floor, from within a storage cupboard and believe it to have been down to an electrical fault.

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