Staff work hard at Stevenage fire

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Crews have worked hard this evening at the scene of a fire in a care home in Stevenage.

The Trust was called at 4.30pm on Saturday (February 3rd) to reports of a fire at a care home in Magpie Crescent, Stevenage.

A number of ambulance service resources are at the scene including six ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), a rapid response vehicle, two air ambulances (one left at 6pm) and a number of ambulance officers.

Our staff have worked swiftly and effectively with colleagues in the police and fire service to evacuate the property and treat patients.

Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery, attended the scene and explained: "It is at times like these that our teams of staff do us proud. I am here at the scene with our frontline crews who are delivering top quality patient care and professionalism in working in partnership with our colleagues in police and fire."

A major incident was declared by the ambulance service in the early stages of the incident owing to the large number of reported casualties. Mutual aid was request and granted by London Ambulance Service, which provided 10 resources to support business as usual in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire locality.

By 6pm, the fire was under control and firefighters were ventilating the property.

A total of six patients have been treated by crews and transported to Lister Hospital. One patient is believed to be in critical condition.

Kevin added: "I would like to thank all our staff who supported this incident whether in EOC, at the scene, in RCC or from further away. Teamwork is something we are brilliant at and I am always proud when we come together effectively at times like these."

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