Blaze in basement

ELDERLY residents and staff were evacuated from a Brierley nursing home after a fire broke out in the basement.

Firefighters from Cudworth and Royston were called to Bollinbroke House just before midnight on Tuesday. They arrived to find two large hay bales in the basement on fire, with smoke coming through into the home itself.

A total of 22 residents were moved out to a nearby home while firefighters tackled the blaze.

Investigators believe the fire was started deliberately.