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Boston hospital evacuated after small fire

Hospital Safety Insider, November 6, 2014

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Fire from a cutting torch is apparently to blame for a small fire that caused a smoke condition in a building at Boston Medical Center November 4, forcing the evacuation of several patients, according to a report from WCVB-TV.

Fire crews responded at about 1:35 p.m. to the Menino Pavilion at the hospital, the report said, where workers were demolishing an adjacent building. Fire from a cutting torch caught and extended to second-floor exterior wall. The fire was quickly extinguished, but some rubber material continued to smolder, causing the smoky situation.

Smoke filled a second-floor cafeteria and atrium entrance of the hospital, the report said. Hospital officials moved some patients to other areas of the hospital, but no injuries were reported.

 



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