Malfunctioning fan causes fire at nursing home

Posted at 6:17 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 07:53:21-05

A fire broke out at a nursing home in Rosebud early Friday morning, Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department said.

Around 5 a.m., One wing of the Heritage House nursing home was evacuated due to the fire, which has was contained in one room. About a dozen residents were evacuated at the nursing home, located at 407 N. College St. 

The fire was reportedly caused by a fan that malfunctioned.

When fire crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke and called for additional assistance. Lott Police Department, Rosebud Police Department, Constable Pct. 3 and Acadian EMS assisted at the scene.

Rosebud fire officials said there is a lot of water damage to the nursing home. 

One of the nursing home staff suffered minor smoke inhalation but was not transferred to a hospital. There were no other injuries.

By 6:30 a.m., fire crews were leaving the scene.

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