Flintshire firefighters called to blaze at Hawarden care home

A CARE home in Deeside was evacuated after a fire broke out. Residents and staff were forced to make an emergency escape from Aston Hall Care Home on Saturday (January 8) after the blaze started in a first-floor store room.

Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened at about 2.55pm.

Fire crews from Deeside and one from Buckley were sent to the home on Lower Aston Hall Lane, Hawarden.

A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze was brought under control quickly and staff were already in the process of getting the 25 residents outside when firefighters arrived.

Aston Hall Care Home is a privately owned establishment with space for 43 residents. It provides specialist care for over-65s with cancer, epilepsy, hearing, visual and speech impairments, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, as well as those who have suffered a stroke.