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Woman dies and man injured in HC-One home blaze

Arcadia Gardens

A 54-year-old woman has died in hospital following a fire in a HC-One home in Glasgow.

The blaze broke out at the Arcadia Gardens Care Home in Bridgeton on Saturday at 4pm, the Glasgow Evening Times reported.

The woman at the home was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment but later died from her injuries.

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A 78-year-old man was also admitted to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but was later released.

A spokesperson for the home said: “This is a distressing time for everyone involved and we are supporting residents and staff in every way possible.

“Two residents were injured and taken to hospital. Sadly one resident has since passed away.   Further statements will follow as soon as more information is available.

“Our priority remains co-operating with the emergency services and doing everything we can to support residents and staff.

“Immediately this incident occurred, HC-One mobilised significant resources – as is right and proper.  A large number of managers immediately went to the home and huge efforts were made throughout the course of last night to ensure that all residents were relocated in comfortable local HC-One accommodation, minimising any worry or distress.

“We have also been keeping the families of residents up to date with the latest situation.

“There will be a full investigation in due course but it is not possible or appropriate to comment at this early stage on what has caused this fire.

“Above all, our thoughts remain with the victims of this fire and their families.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A joint investigation between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been launched to establish the exact cause of the fire, which is not thought to be suspicious at this time.”

Arcadia Gardens is a 72-bed care home providing general nursing and nursing dementia care.

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