Two rescued from Corby care home fire

At 2.50am this morning, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports of a fire at a care home in Rockingham Road, Corby.

Four fire engines were immediately mobilised and were in attendance within minutes – two from Corby, and one each from Kettering and Desborough fire stations.

At the scene, fire crews were faced with smoke and heat and immediately deployed firefighters in breathing apparatus with high pressure hoses to search for residents and extinguish the fire.

Firefighters worked quickly to search through the smoke logged building to rescue two residents from their bedrooms and brought them to safety, carrying out first aid before they were conveyed to hospital. Another resident suffering from smoke inhalation received treatment on the scene from paramedics.

Incident Commander, Station Manager Dan Retter, said: “Due to the swift response and action by fire crews we were able to quickly search the care home and extinguish the fire after making two rescues.”

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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