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Elderly residents rescued from Inverness care home fire

  • 10-19-2010

Staff and 59 elderly residents of Culloden Court Nursing Home have been rescued following a major blaze at the building in Inverness.

Eight fire units from Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service tackled the fire in the Smithton area.

The residents were taken to a reception centre at Smithton Primary School after the fire broke out, which was reported just before 1800 BST.

Northern Constabulary had urged people living nearby to stay indoors.

Murray Terrace was closed to traffic.

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