North East Wales

Three rescued in care home fire at Mold

Firefighters rescued three people, including a resident, after a fire broke out at a Flintshire care home.

Other people at the residential home in New Brighton Road, Mold, had been evacuated by the time firefighters arrived on Wednesday shortly before 18:00 GMT.

Two casualties - a care worker and a resident, were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

A relative of the resident was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

The fire was confined to a shower room with smoke throughout the first floor.

The care worker and resident's relative were rescued from a first floor window, while the resident was helped out of the building using the stairs.

Three fire engines from Deeside and Mold, together with an aerial ladder platform from Wrexham, attended the scene.

Andy Robb from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "The smoke alarms at the property alerted the occupants to the fire, enabling other residents to be evacuated from the property prior to our arrival.

"The cause of the fire is now under investigation."

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