Hospital Fire Forces Evacuation

1 decade 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, August 08 2007 Aug 8, 2007 Wednesday, August 08, 2007 10:33:11 AM CDT August 08, 2007 in News
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DES PERES (AP) - An electrical fire creates a scare at a suburban St. Louis hospital, forcing the evacuation of 20 patients. It happened about 10:30 last night at Des Peres Hospital in west St. Louis County. The fire began in a storage closet on the fourth floor. STLtoday.com, the Web site for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, says there were no flames but a lot of smoke. Patients near the site of the fire were evacuated to the main lobby, but were able to return to their rooms by 1:30 this morning. Some cleanup continues today, but otherwise, everything is back to normal.

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