One person critical after care home fire injures seven
Seven people were taken to hospital after a fire in a care home with one critical.
One elderly person is in a critical condition and six others were taken to hospital after an explosion and fire in a resident's room at a nursing home in Stevenage.
Emergency crews, including six ambulances, two air ambulances and a Hazardous Response team, were called to Woodlands View Care Home in Magpie Crescent at half past four on Saturday 3 February.
The casualties were taken to the Lister hospital in Stevenage.
One patient is believe to be in a critical condition. The other six casualties are in a stable condition: one suffered burns and the others are being treated for smoke inhalation. A further 34 were assessed on the scene and did not require any further treatment."East of England Ambulance Service
Ambulance crews say they worked with colleagues in the police and fire service to evacuate the property and treat patients.
By 6pm, the fire was under control and firefighters were ventilating the property.
Herts County Council found alternative accommodation for the residents.
Eight fire engines were sent to the scene. All residents were evacuated and all persons are accounted for.
Hertfordshire County Council says social services are working closely with the care home provider, HC- One, to ensure residents are moved to alternative accommodation where necessary.
The care home providers are doing everything possible to contact relatives of residents to keep them updated with the latest information.