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Residents of Mountain City Nursing Home Evacuated Because of Smoke

Residents in the west wing of the White Building at Mountain City Nursing Home in Hazle Township were evacuated to the east wing when a heater in a stairway caused a fire and smoke.

According to an article on the StandardSpeaker.com, the fire stopped as soon as maintenance workers turned off the heater. But residents were moved to escape the smoke. No one was injured, but smoke reached the first 2 floors of the west wing until automatic doors stopped the progress of the smoke. Ambulances were sent to the scene as well as a rescue squad.

In the article, the fire chief of Hazle Township said the facility has fire drills four times a year and checks the fire alarms monthly. These are requirements of the Department of Health.