Blaze at care home sees 50 residents evacuated

RESIDENTS of a care home were evacuated after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

A total of fifty elderly people were moved from their rooms, along with six members of staff, after the alarm was raised at Forth View Care Centre in Methil, early yesterday.

Fife firefighters discovered a blaze in the first-floor dining room. It was extinguished by 6.30am with the assistance of five appliances.

A spokesman for the Fife Fire and Rescue Service said: “We had five appliances in attendance for a fire in a first-floor dining room.

“Staff and residents were evacuated to different wings of the building and kept under ambulance surveillance.

“All persons have been accounted for.”

A spokesman for the ambulance service said seven resources were sent to the scene, including ambulances and special response teams, but there had been no casualties.