Officials say the initial dispatch was for an activated alarm that was upgraded to a structure fire after reports of smoke in the building. The first arriving crews found a small fire in an ultrasound machine and extinguished it.
The building’s fire sprinkler system had contained the fire to the machine. There was no other fire damage.
Due to a significant amount of smoke, Sanford staff were about to evacuate the building but stopped once they knew the fire was contained.
Sanford is working diligently to minimize any impact to our patient’s experience due to this morning’s incident. At this time, patient care has not been impacted.
No people were in the wing when the fire occurred. There were no patients affected and no injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate was not immediately available.