Tayside and Central Scotland

Tayside care home fire prompts evacuation

Lisden Care Home
Image caption No-one was injured in the fire at Lisden Care Home

A nursing home in Angus was evacuated after a fire broke out in one of its rooms.

Forty-one elderly residents of Lisden Care Home in Kirriemuir and seven staff were led to safety during the incident.

The fire started in the home's sluice room just before midnight and is thought to have emanated from a bin containing an aerosol can.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control and the residents were allowed back into the property.

Balhousie Care Group, who run the home, said there were no injuries to residents or to members of staff.

The group's chairman, Tony Banks, said: "A small fire broke out in the sluice area of the care home, which was reported at 11.50pm on Thursday night.

"Of course, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of residents and in line with our procedures, the staff very quickly evacuated everyone to safe areas inside the home until the all-clear was given.

"No-one was hurt and the fire was dealt with quickly, and residents were allowed to return to their rooms."

Mr Banks said the fire damage was contained to the sluice area and added that the care home was now open and running as normal.

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