Fire at Stoke care facility


A fire broke out at a Leicester Street property tonight just after 10pm.

Police at the scene confirmed that the affected building was a mental health care facility and the fire had started in the oven. It is not being treated as suspicious.

Stoke Station Officer, Dereck Nilson, says the fire station was alerted to the blaze by Triple 1 monitoring in the house.

He says the tenants are safe and the fire was contained to the kitchen and roof-space.

Two Stoke fire appliances and one Nelson appliance attended the scene.