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Crews tackle Bushey care home fire

Storey Court care home
Image caption Crews tackled a fire at Storey Court care home in Bushey

Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a care home in Hertfordshire.

The fire started at Storey Court in Barley Close, Bushey, at about 17:00 GMT on Tuesday and the building was evacuated.

Hertfordshire Fire Service said eight engines were called to deal with the fire at the two-storey building, which houses about 100 people.

Residents who were led to safety are being looked after at a nearby reception centre.

The fire service said all flats at the site had been searched and all the residents of the home had been accounted for.

The home, built in the 1970s and renovated in 1999, has on-site care staff and and non-resident management staff.

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