Laundry fire at Wales care home

16 Mar 2012

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a care home in Wales.

Four fire engines attended the scene at the Llys y Coed Care Centre in Llanelli on Wednesday evening.

They had to evacuate 37 people from the building after fire broke out in the laundry.

No-one was injured in the incident, and fire chiefs said it was down to the quick-thinking of those on the scene.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service investigators said the blaze started after a fault with a tumble drier.

Alan Sherman, fire station manager at the scene, said: "The rapid attendance and rapid actions of the crews contained the fire within the laundry room and extinguished the fire successfully."

Copyright Press Association 2012

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