Firefighters are tackling the devastating blaze at Evergreen nursing home in Spring Valley.
News outlet Belaaz reported that a “massive explosion” had taken place.
Part of the building has reportedly collapsed by the inferno which started in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Videos shared on social media show the building engulfed in flames with large plumes of smoke billowing.
Eyewitness Mark Kennedy tweeted:: “Never seen anything like this, fire raging building totally destroyed.”
Speaking to Insider, he added: “The fire was probably raging for around two hours, or maybe more, before the building caved in.”
There are reports of several injuries.
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