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Minnesota hospital evacuated after generator fire

Hospital Safety Insider, June 9, 2016

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A hospital in Long Prairie, Minnesota, was briefly evacuated June 6 after a backup generator caught fire, according to a report from SCTimes.com.

CentraCare Health Long Prairie was evacuated when the generator caught fire shortly after 10 a.m. while being started for a routine test, according to the report. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.

Because of the fire, the hospital and attached nursing home were evacuated. No one was hurt and residents were allowed back into the hospital. Officials quoted in the report said the generator was a total loss and a new generator is already on site.

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