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Fire causes evacuation of Virginia hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, July 23, 2015

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A fire in a light fixture caused the July 22 evacuation of the emergency department at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, according to a report from the Virginian-Pilot.

The fire, which started just before 8 a.m., was extinguished only a few minutes after firefighters arrived, and no injuries were reported, the report said.

Smoke was distributed throughout the hospital's emergency department, prompting the evacuation, but the fire was contained to the light fixture, the paper reported. Fire officials allowed people back in the hospital by 8:30 a.m.

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