Residents and staff rescued from care home blaze

PUBLISHED: 14:46 26 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:47 26 February 2015

Howe Dell Manor

Howe Dell Manor

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Residents and staff at a Hatfield care home had to be evacuated on Sunday night as fire threatened to engulf the building.

Fire crews were sent to Howe Dell Manor Care Home, in Old Rectory Road, following reports of a blaze in a ground floor bedroom.

The ambulance service was also contacted and sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance.

One male, who was conscious and alert, was taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage as a precaution.

A fire service spokesman said: “At 9.42pm we received a call reporting a fire in a ground floor bedroom.

“Forty people were rescued from a care home and one person was given first aid by the ambulance service.

“The situation was brought under control by 10.34pm.”

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