50 evacuated after blaze at nursing home in North Wales

More than 50 care home staff and residents were evacuated after a blaze broke out.

Six fire engines and four ambulances raced to the Hafod-y-Green Rehabilitation and Nursing Centre in Trefnant, near Denbigh, along with the aerial ladder platform and incident command unit from Rhyl.

Some 20 members of staff and 33 residents at the privately-owned home that caters for people with head and brain injuries were safely evacuated as flames ripped through the building just after 5.36pm.

The Tremeirchion to Trefnant road was closed to traffic while emergency services worked for hours at the scene.

No one was injured but residents were taken by ambulance to Denbigh Infirmary, which was being used as a holding area while social services staff arranged emergency accommodation.

A North Wales Fire And Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Six crews from St Asaph, Rhyl, Denbigh, Abergele and Prestatyn and the Aerial Ladder Platform and Incident Command Unit from Rhyl were sent to the scene.”

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman added: “No one was taken to hospital but more than 30 residents were transported to a holding area at Denbigh Infirmary.”