Nursing Home Fire Displaces Residents

Investigators spent the day on the scene after a fire broke out inside a nursing home Tuesday morning. Over 50 residents and staff were evacuated after fire broke out in a resident room.

"We did find some heavy fire and smoke inside the west wing of the facility," said the Assistant Fire Chief . "They made entry into the building and got the fire knocked down, contained pretty much to one room in the hall."

Firefighters reported substantial damage to one room and one resident had to be rescued but suffered only minor smoke inhalation. Residents were transported to the local First Baptist Church where they were given dry socks, combs, and food. Beds were brought into the church's gym, and residents were housed there overnight. Until the center is reopened the Red Cross will find food and shelter for those in need. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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