Care home site set on fire

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POLICE are investigating after a mental health care home being built near Chesterfield went up in flames yesterday.

The unit, on the A1619 at Mastin Moor, was reported on fire at 5.55am.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose jet to extinguish flames and ventilated the building.

Meanwhile, in Swallownest, a woman was taken to hospital after breathing in smoke from a fire at her home in West Park Drive.

She is believed to have been smoking, and woke to find her sofa alight at 4.30am yesterday.