A care home in Maidenhead has thanked the "swift action" of staff after a fire broke out in the property. 

St Mark's Care Home in Maidenhead was attended to by fire crews on Saturday, February 11 at 9:31pm after alarm was raised about a fire on the first floor and loft area of the property.

Crews from the area were at the scene for three hours and 35 minutes.

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Following the fire, regional director for St Mark's care home Tamzin Yaser, said: "Thanks to the swift action of our care home team who followed our fire procedures and business continuity plans calmly and efficiently, all our residents and staff were evacuated safely.

"They were kept warm and comfortable while the fire brigade and emergency services attended to the incident. 

"We immediately informed families and are thankful for their kindness towards the wellbeing of our residents and our hardworking team.

"The safety of everyone is our home is our priority and we are very proud of how quickly our team acted to ensure no one was harmed."

St Mark's Care Home is operated by Bupa UK, a healthcare group.

Following the incident, the care home has stated that they are keen to learn of the cause of the fire and are "committed to taking the necessary action to prevent it from happening again".