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Care Home Fires
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DatePlaceCountryEstablishmentCauseComment
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23-Apr-80Saint-Jean-de-LosneFranceCare HomeArson32 dead
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9-Jan-85GranvilliersFranceCare Home24 dead following collapse of roof weakened by fire
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23-Oct-85BarbezieuxFranceCare Home6 dead
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17-Jul-89MarseillesFranceCare HomeTelevision3 dead
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5-Sep-89CaixFranceCare Home4 dead
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12-Sep-89KerfeunteunFranceCare HomeTelevision3 dead
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1990Soissy-sur-EcoleFranceCare Home3 dead
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30-Apr-90StainsFranceCare Home2 dead
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7-Dec-90LapleauFranceCare Home4 dead
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21-Mar-93ArlesFranceCare HomeArson4 dead
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13-Aug-94ParisFranceCare Home3 dead
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10-Oct-95PaimboeufFranceCare Home3 dead
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10-Mar-96RambervilliersFranceCare Home3 dead
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18-Dec-96NiceFranceCare Home3 dead
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6-Dec-98Livry-GarganFranceEmile-Gérard retirement home11 dead
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7-Dec-98ParisFranceRue Rodier care home3 dead
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13-May-99Isigny-sur-MerFranceCare Home3 dead
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2-Jan-02Saint-Bonnet-de-MureFranceCare Home12 dead
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15-May-03ArnhemNetherlandsVreedenhoffUnknownOne death - 220 evacuated
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27-May-03VenrayNetherlandsCare homeUnknownBuilding saved - 35 temporarily rehoused
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8-Jun-03GoudaNetherlandsSavelbergArsonBuilding demolished - 125 rehoused
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15-Jun-03Den HaagNetherlandsCarel van den OeverUnknown€100,000 damage
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29-Jun-03RotterdamNetherlandsBlijdorpUnknownFire contained to one apartment
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15-Sep-03DeventerNetherlandsSmedenstraatUnknown87 year old man died
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17-Sep-03HoogezandNetherlands
Care home for mentally handicapped
UnknownAll evacuated safely
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3-Oct-03NeversFranceCare Home for elderlyArson19 hospitalised
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4-Dec-03RadfordUKNewfield HouseUnknown44 evacuated, none hurt, major damage
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31-Jan-04GlasgowUKRosepark Care HomeElectrical fault
14 deaths, 3 more hospitalised, 7 more rescued
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5-Feb-04TenbyUKOld Rectory Care HomeElectrical fault2 deaths, 3 more hospitalised, 19 evacuated
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14-Feb-04GlasgowUKAbbey Lodge Care HomeUnknown
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17-Feb-04DurhamUKSt. Aidan's LodgeElectrical fault2 hospitalised, 59 evacuated
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23-Feb-04St NeotsUKPaxton HallArson2 deaths
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8-Apr-04CardiffUKHafodUnknown1 death
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20-Aug-04RedcarUKSt. David'sUnknown1 death, 42 evacuated, roof badly damaged
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10-Mar-05HulstNetherlandsBlaauwe HoeveElectrical faultSprinkler controlled fire
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17-Mar-05RotherhamUKBroom LaneElectrical fault54 evacuated, none hurt
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2-Apr-05AmmanfordUKTegfanUnknown30 evacuated, none hurt, 5 rehoused
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4-Apr-05ToledoSpainLa Torre de Estaban HambránUnknown2 deaths and 2 hospitalised
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13-Apr-05NottinghamUKMount Vernon TerraceArson
1 firefighter injured and 4 residents hospitalised
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18-Jul-05BerlinGermanyCare Home for elderlyUnknown24 hospitalised
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21-Jul-05ReinickendorfGermanyZobeltitzstrasseUnknown36 evacuated
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25-Jul-05AmsterdamNetherlandsCare Home for elderlyCigarette1 death
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20-Aug-05TelfordUKBennett HouseAccident11 evacuated, none hurt
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26-Aug-05County TyroneN.IrelandArson25 evacuated, none hurt
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12-Oct-05SouthportUKRoe LaneUnknownTwo taken to hospital
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27-Nov-05ZaandijkNetherlandsGortershofCigarette1 death
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26-Dec-05ViennaAustriaCaSaCandle5 hospitalised
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4-Jan-06LittlehamptonUKOrmsby CentreUnknown40 evacuated
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10-Jan-06Bad ArolsenGermanySenioren ResidenzKitchen1 seriously injured, 13 more hospitalised
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21-Feb-06Den HaagNetherlandsPreva StichtingLinen Closet2 evacuated, none hurt
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19-Mar-06BorstelGermanyJugendwohnheimUnknown5 evacuated, major damage to home
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27-Mar-06ValenciaSpainHome for Mental PatientsUnknown5 deaths
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3-Apr-06The HagueNetherlandsLimburg StirumTelevision20 evacuated
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19-Jun-06WeespNetherlandsHogeweyUnknown15 evacuated
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26-Jul-06NeedeNetherlandsCare home on HoltslagArsonSon set fire to mother's apartment. Mother dead and son seriously injured.
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27-Jul-06SittardNetherlandsCare Home on PutstraatTelevision24 evacuated; 1 hospitalised. One apartment destroyed and most of rest uninhabitable.
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25-Aug-06Bad SachsaGermanyNursing home for elderlyUnknown3 injured
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1-Nov-06LimonestFranceRetirement homeUnknown2 dead. Five firefighters and one other resident lightly injured.
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17-Nov-06Dives-sur-MerFranceRetirement homeUnknown1 dead and one seriously injured. Four others lightly injured. 30 evacuated by 50 firefighters.
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22-Nov-06Potters BarUKPriory Grange care home for mentally or physically handicappedUnknown1 dead and one seriously injured. 24 others lightly injured. 100 evacuated.
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24-Nov-06Shepton MalletUKCare home for the elderlyOil-filled radiatorSprinkler controlled fire. Nobody hurt.
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29-Nov-06HannoverGermanyCare home for the elderlyUnknownOne seriously injured. 73 firefighters attended.
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20-Dec-06BristolUKCare home for the elderlyCar1 death due to fire from open-sided car park beneath care home entering home from outside. More deaths prevented by sprinkler system in home. 30 sprinklers operated. All 24 cars in park destroyed.
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23-Feb-07AlsungaLatviaCare home for disabledUnknown25 deaths. Many residents were mentally disabled and resisted rescue. Firefighting was made difficult by -30C temperature.
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12-Mar-07Champigny-sur-MarneFranceHome for the elderlyArson1 death. 11 injured, one seriously.
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16-Mar-07NiceFranceHome for the elderlyUnknown2 dead, 7 taken to hospital
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22-Apr-07SarajevoBosniaOrphanageUnknown5 babies dead, 19 more and 1 nurse injured.
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30-Apr-07ValenciaSpainCare home for the elderlyCigarette3 dead, 60 evacuated.
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12-May-07NürnbergGermanyNursing home for the elderlyUnknown36 evacuated, 144 emergency services personnel attended.
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18-Jul-07AmsterdamNetherlandsFlesseman nursing home for elderlyUnknown12 evacuated.
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11-Aug-07GlasgowUKHome for the elderlyDishwasherSprinkler controlled the fire. Firefighters used one portable extinguisher. Nobody hurt and damage limited to scorching of one wall.
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9-Sep-07ThannFranceInstitut Saint-Joseph home for mentally handicappedUnknown2 deaths. Fire started in bedroom on second floor and spread to destroy 800m2 of building.
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24-Nov-07HilversumNetherlandsRetirement homeArson in car parkFive residents taken to hospital as smoke rose from car park beneath building.
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8-Dec-07EllonUKCare Home for elderlyLight fitting fellResidents evacuated, six from ground floor rooms by fire service. One taken to hospital overnight. 15 rooms uninhabitable.
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27-Dec-07LoosdrechtNetherlandsCare HomesUnknown1 resident dead. Three staff and a policeman injured.
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8-Feb-08EggAustriaHome for elderlyUnknown11 residents dead. Six injured, of which three seriously. 250 firefighters attended but smoke prevented quick rescue.
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13-Mar-08CiempozuelosSpainHome for elderlyUnknown1 resident dead and one seriously injured.
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25-Apr-08KonstanzGermanyPflegeheim RosenauUnknown9 injured, one apartment burnt out and five others uninhabitable. 100 rescue workers attended.
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6-Jul-08Westgate-on-SeaUKCare HomeUnknown1 resident dead and one seriously injured.
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10-Jul-08Bad ArolsenGermanyCare HomeKitchen1 resident seriously injured.
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16-Aug-08ParisFranceCare Home for elderly in 15th arrondissementUnknown1 resident dead. Fire started on sixth storey. 15 people evacuated.
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26-Sep-08HalluinFranceRetirement homeUnknownFire started in bedroom on second storey. 3 people injured, one seriously. 80 evacuated.
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3-Oct-08HamburgGermanyHome for the elderlyCandle6 residents and a fire-fighter taken to hospital. 30 residents evacuated.
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10-Nov-08RostockGermanyHome for the elderlyKitchenFire started in kitchen on 8th storey. Nurse and elderly resident taken to hospital suffering from severe smoke inhalation.
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26-Dec-08Porta WestfalicaGermanyHome for the elderlyUnknownFire started in one apartment and spread smoke to others. Woman who lived in apartment died. Nine others residents taken to hospital.
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23-Jan-09LüneburgGermanyHome for the elderlyUnknownFire on third storey, which was in loft. 1 resident dead. 3 residents and fire-fighter taken to hospital.
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5-Aug-09MelleBelgiumHome for the elderlyApplianceNine dead.
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20-Sep-09StreathamUKAashna House care homeUnknownOne woman dead and six other residents taken to hospital.
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6-Oct-09GenappeBelgiumRésidence des Trois ChênesCigaretteTwo dead and 15 taken to hospital.
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Oct 09GislavedSwedenHome for those with dementiaLinseed OilSpontaneous ignition in a store room but extinguished by one sprinkler
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4-Dec-09GothenburgSwedenHome for the elderlyLampSprinkler extinguished fire. Nobody hurt.
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9-Feb-10SevilleSpainCare homeElectrical faultSeven dead and 4 injured, out of 19 residents. Electrical fault in a bed for the disabled started the fire. Care home was new and met all codes.
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16-Feb-10AmsterdamNetherlandsCare homeUnknownEight residents taken to hospital. No sprinklers.
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18-Mar-10Bad GodesbergGermanyErnst Stoltenhoff Care HomeTelevisionOne resident killed in a home built in 2001.
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22-Mar-10WittenbergGermanyAm Lerchenberg Care HomeTelevisionOne woman with severe burns. 8 other residents and three nurses taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
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19-Oct-10InvernessUKCulloden Court Care HomeUnknownCare home only 8 years old but burned to the ground. Fire started at 17:30 and all 59 residents led to safety.
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6-Dec-10WürzburgGermanySt Paulaner Care HomeUnknownThree residents killed and nine injured. Over 100 residents evacuated by fire brigade.
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