Nursing Home Fire Forces Evacuation of Nearly 80 People

When fire broke out Thursday in the attic of one nursing home, about 80 people from the facility were forced to evacuate the facility. The weather conditions were dry and hot on the days leading up to the fire.

More than 40 firefighters were called to the scene, she said. No injuries were immediately reported, according to fir fighter. Two different ambulance services were utilized at the scene to help assist with the treatment and transport of the elderly evacuees. Just after the fire, temperatures in the region where the fire occurred were near 110 degrees. 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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