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E. Frisullo / 20 Minutes

The fire started under circumstances to be determined in one of the rooms of the institution for the elderly.

This Tuesday, a 90-year-old woman was seriously injured in a fire that broke out in the morning in an Ehpad in Ruoms in Ardèche, the prefecture said on its Twitter account.

Thank you to @ SDISPompiers07 for their rapid intervention following the fire declared in the morning at the EHPAD Le Méridien in #Ruoms

➡️ around 40 👨‍🚒 deployed

➡️ nearly 100 people taken care of

➡️ 1 90-year-old woman in absolute urgency

➡️ 7 residents to relocate

- Prefect of Ardèche (@ Prefet07) April 6, 2021

The victim was helicoptered by the Samu to a hospital center in a state of absolute emergency, according to

Le Dauphiné.

Forty firefighters were mobilized to overcome the flames and take care of a hundred people.

Seven residents of the Le Méridien nursing home will have to be relocated to nearby establishments because of the damage caused by the fire, state services specify.


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