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Batteries suspect in Pennsylvania hospital fire

Hospital Safety Insider, July 21, 2016

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Officials believe lithium batteries may be to blame for a fire that started at a hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania July 17, according to a report from WNEP-TV.

The fire at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital started in the manager's office on the fifth floor, and may have started with a box of lithium batteries used to power various hospital equipment, the report said.

The fifth floor was evacuated, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation, the report said. There is no word on the cost of damage yet, and the report said the hospital hoped to have the fifth floor of the hospital open in about a week.

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