US News Two seriously ill after care home fire

12:40  16 april  2017
12:40  16 april  2017 Source:

Hertfordshire Residential Care Home Fire Kills Two

  Hertfordshire Residential Care Home Fire Kills Two Two people have died after a fire broke out at the New Grange residential care home in Hertfordshire, the BBC reports. The fire service has said an additional 33 people had to be rescuedCrews from three fire services attended the scene in Cadmore Lane, Cheshunt, at about 6AM on Saturday morning. Some images from this mornings 12 pump fire— Hemel White Watch (@hemelwhitefire) April 8, 2017Pictures of the blaze show the most of the roof of the building gone.Some of those trapped inside were on upper floors and had to be rescued by ladder.

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Standon House Care Home, Tamworth © Other Standon House Care Home, Tamworth

Two people are in a serious condition in hospital after a fire at a care home for the elderly in Tamworth, Staffordshire. 

Twenty five residents were evacuated from Standon House Care Home in Ashby Road after the blaze tore through the property on Saturday night.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service said it took seven people to hospital. Two are in a "serious condition".

A spokesman for WMAS said: "The property has suffered very considerable damage, but fortunately, firefighters and staff were able to bring all of the residents out of the building.

"After assessment at the scene by ambulance staff and the doctors, six patients were taken to Good Hope Hospital with a further patient taken to Queen's Hospital in Burton.

Two die in 'extremely fierce' care home fire

  Two die in 'extremely fierce' care home fire Two people have died after an early morning fire at a care home in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Thirty-three people were rescued and three were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns, said East of England Ambulance Service.Firefighters said the "whole roof" had been "well alight" when they arrived.An ambulance service spokesman said five crews, two ambulance officers, a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and a volunteer doctor had been dispatched.Fire crews were called to the Newgrange care home in Cadmore Lane at 5.51am, said Hertfordshire County Council.

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"Two of the patients taken to Good Hope were in a serious condition."

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said it had five crews at the scene at the height of the blaze.

Staffordshire Police said the affected residents have all since been moved to alternative accommodation.

Inspector Beverley Rounds said: "We are now awaiting further updates on the condition of the residents attending hospital.

"We've had a number of calls from people living nearby and we want to thank them for their vigilance and reassure them the residents have been evacuated.

"Investigators will now be working to establish the cause of the fire."

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