Roof Top Fire Causes N.H. Hospital Evacuation

Fire was confined to kitchen section.


 
 

| Thursday, December 2, 2010


WOODSVILLE, N.H. - No one was injured in a wind-swept fire on the roof of small New Hampshire hospital.

The emergency department at the 25-bed cottage hospital in Woodsville was evacuated after the fire was reported at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, but the 18 patients in the hospital were able to stay in their rooms.

Hospital CEO Maria Ryan says staff was ready to evacuate the 18 patients, but the fire was in the kitchen section of the hospital and firefighters extinguished the fire before that was needed.

Ryan says the fire apparently started in a dishwater motor in the kitchen. She says the kitchen is closed for breakfast, but food is being prepared at a nearby nursing home.

Ryan says the fire was declared out at 9 p.m.



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