Around 200 residents rescued after fire breaks out in Hadera nursing home

The nursing home is a nine-story building and is home to 198 apartments for residents and staff.

Firefighters work to put out a fire and evacuate residents from a nursing home on Gordon street in Hadera. (photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)
Firefighters work to put out a fire and evacuate residents from a nursing home on Gordon street in Hadera.
(photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)
Around 200 residents were evacuated after a fire broke out in a nursing home on Gordon street in Hadera on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Israel Fire and Rescue Services reported. Two residents were lightly injured.

The nursing home is a nine-story building and provides 198 apartments for residents and staff.
After an initial look at the building, a fire inspector deduced that the fire began in the basement area and spread from there to the rest of the building.
On Wednesday evening, firefighters reported having gained control of the flames.
While the initial scan revealed no one trapped in the building, firefighters are working to check every room in the nursing home individually as well, in case there are people still trapped inside.
Medical teams from the Hadera, Harish, Zichron Ya’acov and Netanya branches of United Hatzalah assisted the fire crews in transporting dozens of the nursing home’s residents to alternative shelters until their return to the home was possible.