Somerset care home damaged in blaze

Somerset care home damaged in blaze

A care home in Somerset has been damaged after fire tore trough the building during the early hours of yesterday (October 23rd) morning.

Fire safety crews from Bridgwater were called to the incident in Church Street at around 3.27am, reports

Four people had to be evacuated from the burning building at around 5.24am, with the blaze eventually being extinguished around two hours later.

The fire caused damage to the room in which the blaze started, with smoke damage reported in the rest of the premises.

A ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in England and Wales, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

If the fire risk assessment is deemed to be carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or a maximum prison sentence of two years.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze

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