The Melbourne Fire Department went to Ascension Manor, located at the north end of Pineapple Avenue near U.S. 1, about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Battalion Chief Mike Tymann said the fire started in a kitchen at the senior living facility. The sprinkler system put out the fire before firefighters arrived, but the water damaged three units and displaced those residents, Tymann said.
Nearly 40 residents of an assisted living facility are safe after being evacuated due to a fire. According to Forsyth County Fire Department spokesperson Jason Shivers, the fire happened at Gracemont Assisted Living. The fire apparently originated in a ventilation fan in a storage room for the facility’s dining hall.… Continue Reading »
Residents of a Taylor County nursing home were evacuated after fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters from four area departments responded to the fire at the Clearview Homes at 202 Jefferson Street. Clearfield Assistant Fire Chief Clifford Briggs tells KMA News the fire was reported shortly before 6:15 a.m.… Continue Reading »
A balcony fire ignited at a Fayetteville apartment complex for seniors Tuesday, but it was quickly extinguished. The fire at Wedington Place Senior Apartments, 3130 Telluride Drive, started just after 1 p.m., however, the building’s sprinkler system activated and put out the flames, according to Dale Riggins, administrative assistant for the Fayetteville Police Department.… Continue Reading »
Tense times for residents Thursday morning at a Midtown St. Louis apartment high-rise after a fire temporarily shut down the elevators. The apartments are home to senior citizens and people with disabilities. All three elevators in the building were disabled after a cooking accident.… Continue Reading »