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Fire forces evacuation at Texas hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, August 18, 2016

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A fire at a West Texas hospital on August 13 forced more than 60 patients on three floors to be moved to other parts of the facility, according to a report from KWTX-TV.

According to the TV station's report, the fire broke out around 2 a.m. at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. No one was hurt in the fire, which was quickly put out and later linked to smoldering wood from roof repairs.

Also according to the report, Hendrick Medical Center has 522 beds and more than 3,000 employees. About 63 patients and two dozen staffers were moved to safe areas during the incident, which caused fire, smoke, and water damage to a wing of the building.

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