Residents killed in Sydney nursing home fire

November 17, 2011 23:53

SYDNEY - A fire in a Sydney nursing home has killed a number of elderly residents, emergency officials said on Friday.

Up to 60 firefighters had attended the early morning blaze in the city's west. Television pictures showed smoke-stained residents being treated outside the property and before being ferried away in a fleet of ambulances.

New South Wales Police said "fewer than 10" people had been killed in what they described as the worst fire in the state in decades.

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