Woman rescued from fire at nursing home in Banbury

An elderly woman has been rescued from a fire at a nursing home in Oxfordshire.

The blaze broke out in her ground floor bedroom at Brooklands Nursing Home on Old Parr Road in Banbury on Saturday afternoon.

A man visiting an elderly aunt discovered the fire and managed to bring the 84-year-old resident out.

She was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. The blaze was caused by an electrical appliance.

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