Elderly residents rescued from Melbourne retirement home fire

 abc.net.au  3/14/2018 3:22:13 AM 

Posted March 14, 2018 14:22:13

A retirement home in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs has been evacuated after the building caught fire.

Authorities were called to the Blue Hills Rise home in Cranbourne East shortly after 1:00pm, where the fire is believed to have started in the roof of the recreation centre.

Residents have all been evacuated and firefighters are still working to contain the blaze.

"Everyone has been evacuated and accounted for," a Country Fire Authority (CFA) spokeswoman said.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) said the alarm was raised at the home on the Berwick Cranbourne Road and crews from eight trucks are battling to bring the fire under control.

Berwick Cranbourne Road is closed to traffic.

Topics: fires, older-people, cranbourne-3977, melbourne-3000

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