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Fire at North Carolina hospital parking deck shuts down bridge

Hospital Safety Insider, July 10, 2014

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An early morning parking deck fire at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill shut down a pedestrian bridge and destroyed five golf carts in the facility’s valet area, according to a report on the news website Chapelboro.com.

No one was injured in the blaze, which broke out around 2:30 a.m., and reports said the fire was put out in about 15 minutes. A traffic light was damaged, however, and pedestrians from the parking garage had to use a separate exit while the fire was investigated by Chapel Hill firefighters.

An updated report on the website said the bridge had been reopened as of Wednesday, and that the cause of the fire was determined to be a battery malfunction in one of the golf carts.

 

 

 



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