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Baltimore hospital evacuated after laundry fire

Hospital Safety Insider, April 28, 2016

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Firefighters were called to a fire at a Baltimore hospital April 27, according to a report from WBAL-TV.

No one was injured in the fire, which was reported around 3 p.m. in a laundry room at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, according to the report. Hospital officials said the fire was quickly extinguished.

The report said the fire started in the laundry room and that smoke traveled through the building ventilation and into hallways. Patients were evacuated from the building as a safety precaution and were allowed back inside the building around 3:45 p.m.

The hospital was placed on bypass status to redirect incoming ambulances to other hospitals.

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