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No injuries in electrical fire at Nevada hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, August 13, 2015

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A fire at a hospital in Reno, Nevada August 10 caused a brief interruption in normal business but caused no injuries, according to a report from the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The fire, which was reported around 6 p.m. in the Sierra Tower at Renown Regional Medical Center, originated in an electrical outlet on a floor housing outpatient pediatric patients and adult hospital rooms for general care, the paper reported.

Also according to the report, staff followed appropriate protocol, immediately extinguished the fire and contacted the fire department. The double outlet caught on fire when someone pushed a bed against the outlet and acted as a conductor to allow the two outlets to touch, the paper reported.

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