60 residents evacuated during aged care home fire

UPDATE 10.30AM: TWO people are being treated for smoke inhalation following a fire in an aged-care home this morning.

Two men, one aged in his 50s and the other in his 70s, were being treated on-scene by ambulance paramedics.

Sixty aged-care residents of Bentley's Aged Care were evacuated during the incident but have since returned to the home, a CFA spokesman said.

On the scene Bendigo CFA chief Hugh Kelly said the fire was caused by a coffee percolator boiling dry in one of the rooms.

He said the fire was small and the only fire damage was to the percolator and a benchtop.

"There was smoke throughout the room and throughout the corridor," he said.

"We used fans to force the smoke from the building."

"We have two patients, one aged approximately 50 years and the other in his late '70s, early 80s," he said.

"They're both OK with just a little bit of smoke inhalation. 

"The residents were evacuated but they have since been reinstated."

Two fire trucks with five firefighters, the police and ambulance attended the incident.

EARLIER: THE CFA has been called to a fire in Harpin Street, Bendigo.

The fire is believed to be at an aged care facility.

A CFA spokesman has confirmed 60 people were evacuated from the facility.

More to come.

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