Beechmere: Residents evacuated from care home blaze
Elderly residents are being evacuated from a residential block which is on fire in Crewe.
Crews were called to a report of a fire in the roof at the Beechmere supported living complex shortly after 16:30 BST.
The block, in Rolls Avenue, is home to about 50 people over the age of 65, according to a recent report by the Care Quality Commission.
Police are assisting with the transportation of residents to an emergency refuge centre.
Cheshire Fire & Rescue said that 12 fire engines are in attendance and about 20 percent of the three-storey building is affected.
North West Ambulance Service confirmed it is also at the scene and assessing the situation.
It is not yet known whether anybody has been injured.
A number of road closures are in place and members of the public are being asked to avoid the area.
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