Liverpool care home confirm ‘nobody hurt’ after blaze sees residents evacuated

A care home in Liverpool has been evacuated after a blaze broke out.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the Rodney House care home in Canning Street, Toxteth, at 6.42pm on Friday.

Five fire engines attended to tackle the blaze, which firefighters found in the ground floor recreational room of the three-storey building.

The service said the fire had been extinguished about an hour later and the area is being ventilated.

A systematic search is taking place floor by floor for those who are unaccounted for, they added.

But care home owner Elizabeth Ellis told the PA news agency that everyone had been evacuated and were safe.

She added: “Nobody has been hurt whatsoever and everyone has been evacuated.

“I understand there has been some smoke damage in one of the large dining rooms.”

Rodney House is a 57-bed residential care home for people with mental health conditions, physical disabilities and for adults over the age of 65, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman: “There have been no reported injuries.”

The fire service urged people to avoid the area as road closures had been put in place by Merseyside Police.

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