An elderly woman had to be taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a Conwy care home. North Wales fire service were called to the Fairhaven Rest Home in Colwyn Bay at 6.09am on Wednesday (July 11th).
The four attending fire crews managed to bring the fire under control after around two hours but could not prevent the flames from damaging the room where the fire started. The first and second floors also suffered smoke damage.
One elderly female resident was taken to hospital, while another received treatment at the scene.
In England and Wales, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties. 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 prison sentence of up to two years.
An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the blaze.