21.8.17 Residents evacuated from fire at Kincardine nursing home.


Fire fighters were called to Forth Bay Nursing Home in Walker Street, Kincardine.

About 60 fire fighters were at the scene, dousing flames with powerful water jets to extinguish the fire.

The residents of the nursing home in Fife were evacuated following the fire at the property.  Members of the public came to the aid of the elderly residents by helping them to find shelter.

Police Scotland said all residents and staff had been accounted for. There are not thought to have been any injuries.

Properties in the surrounding streets were also evacuated as a precaution and nearby roads were closed, including an access road to the Kincardine Bridge.

Part of the nursing home roof has been destroyed in the blaze.  Residents spent the night in temporary accommodation.

Area Manager Roddie Keith, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service incident commander, said: "I would like to pay tribute to our crews.

"They did a tremendous job in dealing with an extensive fire, ultimately bringing this incident to a swift conclusion.”

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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