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Penge elderly woman in intensive care after care home fire
AN 84-YEAR-OLD woman remains in intensive care after a fire at a care home in Penge last night (October 14).
Emergency services were called to Burrows House, Derwent Road, at around 10pm and treated the elderly patient for smoke inhalation.
She was then taken to Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, by ambulance.
Six people had to be rescued from the first floor of the building, where the fire began, and all 55 residents were assessed by the London Ambulance Service.
Firefighters from Forest Hill, Woodside, Dockhead and West Norwood were called to the incident to tackle the flames in a small part of a corridor.
It took them around 35 minutes to get the fire under control and there was a large amount of smoke damage in the surrounding area.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by London Fire Brigade investigators and is currently being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious.
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