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Smoke evacuates hospital in flood-ravaged North Carolina

Hospital Safety Insider, October 20, 2016

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A close call at a Lumberton, North Carolina hospital sent smoke pouring out and critical patients being evacuated from a flood-ravaged area due to Hurricane Matthew October 12, according to a report from the Fayetteville Observer.

The incident at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, which occurred just before 2 p.m., was caused by a smoking generator, the paper reported. There was no fire, and the smoke was apparently caused from excessive exhaust from a diesel emergency power generator located outside the facility.

The Emergency Department was placed on diversion and critical needs patients were evacuated from the hospital, the report said.

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