Fire breaks out at old folks’ home in Corby

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A fire caused serious damage to a room at an old people’s home in Corby overnight.

Residents were evacuated during the fire in one of the bedrooms at the Rockingham Road premises.

A fire spokesman said: “Thankfully there was no-one in the room when we arrived at the fire.

“Fires in residential homes can be serious because it can take the older people a bit more time to evacuate. But in this case everyone was accounted for safely.

“The damage to the room was quite severe.”

The cause of the fire is not yet known.