Two people have died after morning fire at a care home

Two people have died after an early morning fire at a care home in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

Thirty-three people were rescued and three were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns, said East of England Ambulance Service.

Firefighters said the “whole roof” had been “well alight” when they arrived.

“Hertfordshire County Council is working in close cooperation with Broxbourne Council and the health service to assess the needs of the evacuated residents and arrange alternative accommodation.”

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