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Texas medical clinic evacuated after fire

Hospital Safety Insider, June 23, 2016

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The North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville, Texas, evacuated "a number" of patients and visitors due to a fire June 22.

The fire, which started on the roof of the clinic shortly after 9 a.m., caused patients to be evacuated to the neighboring main hospital for about an hour, the report said. The report said flames broke out in an air conditioning unit on the roof of the professional building.

There were no reported injuries and the fire was quickly extinguished, the report said. Preliminary damage estimates ranged around $50,000.

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