Blaze breaks out at ‘fire risk’ home


A fire has broken out at a Warwickshire home which was recently rated unsafe by the CQC for allowing residents to smoke unsupervised.

Firefighters were yesterday called out to tackle a blaze at Oldbury Grange Care Home in Hartshill, Nuneaton.

A Warwickshire Country Council spokesperson said: “At 0516 hours 12 June, fire control received calls to a fire involving the laundry room of a care home in Oldbury Road, Hartshill.

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“Two crews from Nuneaton attended. This was a two storey building approximately two hundred metres by two hundred metres square.

“The fire was located in the laundry room which is situated in the basement of the property. Fire crews used hose reels and breathing apparatus to deal with this incident. At 0556 hours fire crews stated the fire was out.”

The spokesperson said the cause of the fire was not currently know and was under investigation.

Oldbury Grange was rated Inadequate by the CQC following an inspection in March and April which found the home to be unsafe (Smokers left unsurpervised in Inadequate home).

To read the CQC report click here.


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