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Fire breaks out at Dallas hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, June 30, 2016

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An "accidental" fire broke out June 23 at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas, causing a major fire response and an evacuation, but no injuries, according to a report from WFAA-TV.

According to the report, the fire started during welding work taking place in a fourth floor air handling unit. The fire and damage was contained to the air handling unit, but large amounts of smoke travelled down to the third floor.

WFAA reported that the third and fourth floors of the hospital were evacuated because of smoke. People were evacuated from that area of the hospital, and more than 130 firefighters and 12 fire trucks responded, primarily out of precaution.

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