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A fire broke out around 8pm on Tuesday evening at a care home for the elderly in Palma.

Flames were coming from the top floor of the Residencia Fontsana, which is on the Avenida Joan Miró.

Fire at a care home in Palma, Mallorca

The cause and the extent of the fire are as yet unknown.

The emergency services evacuated residents and workers - 131 people in all - and there are no reports of any injuries.

Around a hundred members of emergency teams - firefighters, ambulances, police - attended the scene. The Palma Fire Brigade extinguished the fire by around 9pm. The building was being ventilated before residents were allowed to return.