Residents evacuated from West Lothian care home

Monday, 4 July 2011

Around 20 elderly residents have been evacuated from their sheltered care home in Scotland, after a fire hit the establishment on Sunday (July 2nd).

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service sent five fire engines to Ochilview Court at 8.40pm, shortly after the blaze started, according to IC Lanarkshire.

A spokeswoman for the fire and rescue service told the news provider that no one was hospitalised due to the fire, although paramedics were called.

"On arrival an ambulance was requested to check some of the residents who it was thought may have inhaled smoke from the fire," she said.

If the fire risk assessment is not carried out to a suitable extent, the Duty Holder can face a fine or a spell in prison.

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