By Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:04 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 05:04 BST, 1 July 2019
A church youth group's board games night descended into chaos on Sunday night as attendees found themselves evacuating a nearby nursing home as flames licked at the building.
Andrew Faram, 22, told Daily Mail Australia the group of eight had arrived at the Murrumbeena Uniting Church in Melbourne about 7pm when their youth pastor began to smell smoke, and the group headed outside to see what was happening.
'We were met with a black cloud of smoke, getting thicker as it came down the street,' he said.
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25 nursing home residents were evacuated on Sunday night after a fire broke out next door
The elderly residents were moved to a nearby church, whose young patrons had dashed over to warn of the fire and help evacuate everyone inside
As the group got closer to the smoke, they saw sparks coming from an electricity box which was mere metres from a nursing home.
Mr Faram said the group ran into the two buildings that formed the nursing home and screamed for residents and staff to evacuate.
'Everyone started running into the rooms of the elderly patients to help evacuate them,' he said.
'It became a mad hustle to get everyone out of bed - a lot of