The Old Vicarage Nursing Home, Wales
Visited solo in March 2021. Nursing homes are not my favourite places to photograph but this one does have such extreme decay that it is quite photogenic in parts. The walls and floors have become rotten beyond saving due to water damage after the fire in January 2019. The fire gutted parts of the home and the upper floors are completely exposed to the elements so I didn't wander up the stairs.
Personal possessions of the former residents are still in place albeit in a ruinous state, a reminder that this parlous building was once a home to so many older people.
The report by North Wales Live stated;
More than 30 firefighters were called to The Old Vicarage Nursing Home in Pandy Tudur , near Llanrwst , after the alarm was raised at midnight today (January 18).
Crews used ladders and breathing apparatus to reach seven of the residents reported trapped on the ground and first floor of the building.
Six of them were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to be checked over.
The other 19 residents were evacuated safely with the help of care home staff, paramedics and police.
A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the police suggests the blaze was sparked by electrics in a first floor store cupboard, and the fire caused substantial damage to the property and put the lives of the residents at risk.
Two fire crews from Llanrwst, one from Abergele, one crew from Llandudno, two crews from Colwyn Bay, one crew from Rhyl, the Incident Command Unit from Rhyl and the Aerial Ladder Platform from Rhyl were called to the scene.
The Welsh Ambulance Service also sent 10 crews in emergency ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer, two non-emergency patient transport service vehicles and a community first responder.
The fire has caused significant damage to the roof and first floor of the property, although the full extent of the damage is still being assessed.