Fire at retirement complex triggers evacuation of elderly.

Fire at retirement complex triggers mass evacuation of elderly.

Some 150 people had to be evacuated when a devastating fire broke out at Beechmere supported living complex in Crewe.

More than 70 firefighters worked through the night to tackle a blaze in response to being alerted to a fire in the roof of the complex shortly after 4.30pm yesterday.

Neighbours as well as fire fighters helped get elderly residents out of the burning building which is home to 50 residents.