Maplewoods nursing home has closed after its roof collapsed.
The nursing home was evacuated as a precaution.
“We are extremely concerned about the safety of our guests and the residents,” the nursing home said in a statement.
“This incident is not a result of negligence on our part, but of a natural collapse.”
A source told ABC News the roof of the nursing homes roof had collapsed at the time of the incident.
“The roof was a very small piece and has collapsed.
It was a fairly small piece but the roof has collapsed,” the source said.”
A lot of people who have been at the nursing house since its opening have been here for many years and we are very sad to have lost them.”
Maplewood’s owner, Margaret Stokes, said the nursing care was not closed, but would remain closed until further notice.
“Our staff and volunteers are at our home in Elmwood to care for the residents and staff,” she said.”[We have] been doing everything we can to keep them safe.”
The nursing homes closure comes after another nursing home in Victoria was evacuated after a fire.
A fire broke out at the Maplewood Nursing Care in Victoria’s south-west on Tuesday.
The blaze was extinguished in about an hour, but firefighters found that the roof had partially collapsed and the roof was no longer secure.
Maplewoods owners said they were working with emergency services to assess the situation.
“It is a very sad situation,” the owner of the Maplewoods Nursing Care said.
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