Care home residents evacuated after boiler room fire

Oxford Mail: Care home residents evacuated after boiler room fire Care home residents evacuated after boiler room fire

FIRE crews evacuated an old people's home as a fire raged along its roof. 

They moved 20 elderly residents out of the care home after a fire in a boiler room spread to the building’s roof.

Firefighters from four fire stations - including Witney, Oxford Rewley Road, Burford and Eynsham - were called to the scene, at Ceder Couty Care Home in Moorland Road, Witney.

An Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said nobody was believed to be injured in the incident, which happened between 12.06pm and 3.55pm today. 

Crews needed a hydraulic lift to take them up to the roof to put out the flames. 

The cause has not yet been determined, but crews revisited the scene again later today and are said to be investigating.

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11:13pm Sun 15 Jun 14

danimal kalcutt- smith says...

hopefully it was a technical fault, glad to hear none of the elderly got hurt, I just can't imagine somebody setting fire to an care home, unless they are deranged!!!
hopefully it was a technical fault, glad to hear none of the elderly got hurt, I just can't imagine somebody setting fire to an care home, unless they are deranged!!! danimal kalcutt- smith
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8:30pm Mon 16 Jun 14

samantha.jane.94 says...

I would just like to inform everyone that this is not completely true.
I work at this care home and yes the fire was in the boiler room, but no one was needed to be evacuated and it was not a blazing fire. Still unsure of the cause at the moment
I would just like to inform everyone that this is not completely true. I work at this care home and yes the fire was in the boiler room, but no one was needed to be evacuated and it was not a blazing fire. Still unsure of the cause at the moment samantha.jane.94
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