Three elderly people are being treated for the effects of smoke inhalation following a fire at a nursing home in Denbighshire last night.

The emergency services were called to the Plas Gwyn Nursing Home in Llanychan, Ruthin at 7.55pm after reports of fire in the building.

Inspector Jason Davies of North Wales Police said: “Thankfully all the residents and staff were quickly accounted for. Three elderly residents have been taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan suffering from the effects of smoke, but their condition is not life threatening.

"There has been a significant emergency service presence this evening, but I am pleased to say that the incident was soon brought under control and the residents have been able to move back into the building which has been declared safe."

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but it is not believed to be suspicious.