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Illinois hospital without power after fire

Hospital Safety Insider, June 16, 2016

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A fire June 15 caused Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois, to lose power, affecting more than 30 patients, according to a report from the St. Louis Business Journal.

No injuries were reported, but the fire caused the hospital to also lose its air conditioning, according to the report. Generators and portable air conditioning units were being used to cool the building.

According to the paper, the hospital had ordered parts to repair the air conditioning system. Patients weren't evacuated, but the hospital was diverting new patients until further notice.

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