09 March 2012
Fire crews were called to Storey Court, a care home in Bushey at approximately 5pm on Tuesday 6th March 2012. Elderly residents had to be evacuated from the care home in Hertfordshire after the fire tore through the building, which took hold of a substantial part of the roof area.
Hertfordshire Fire Service confirmed that all of the residents had been accounted for after a search of the flats was carried out
A total of eight fire engines were at the scene to tackle the flames at the two-storey sheltered accommodation building, which is home to around 100 people. Officers led residents to a nearby leisure centre where they were looked after.
In accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment is must be undertaken at commercial and sleeping accommodation properties. If deemed to be carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or a prison sentence of up to two years.