Sara Verbruggen

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April 10, 2017

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Care home fire in Hertfordshire kills two elderly residents

A fire that broke out in a residential home in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, killed two women, aged 91 and 89.

Firefighters called to the blaze at Newgrange residential home, managed to rescue 33 people after flames engulfed the upper floors of the building on Saturday 8th April 2017.

Three other residents are in hospital in a serious condition, according to Hertfordshire Police.

Emergency services are continuing to investigate how the fire at the 38-bed facility in Cadmore Lane was started.

Hertfordshire County Council said in a statement:

“Firefighters were faced with an extremely fierce fire, well-established in the first floor and the roof of the building, which has since collapsed.”

Thirty-three residents were rescued and the firefighters worked closely with police and ambulance colleagues to evacuate them to a nearby emergency reception centre.

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