RI fire at Genesis Respiratory Rehabilitation Center hospitalizes 24 patients

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RI fire at Genesis Respiratory Rehabilitation Center hospitalizes 24 patients

At least two dozen patients at a Rhode Island respiratory rehabilitation center were hospitalized Thursday night after a fire broke out at the facility, reports said.

The blaze started on the third floor of Genesis Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center in Coventry at about 9 p.m. and was confined to one room, WLNE reported, citing fire officials.

The facility’s sprinkler system helped extinguish the flames, but smoke still spread throughout the whole building, the report said.

Twenty-four patients were treated at local hospitals and others in the facility, which houses 100 people, were forced to relocate due to damage, Coventry Fire Chief Frank Brown told WPRI.

The fire at the Rhode Island Respiratory center in Coventry started on the third floor at around 9 p.m. and was confined to one room.
The fire at the Rhode Island Respiratory center in Coventry started on the third floor at around 9 p.m. and was confined to one room.
WPRI

Ambulances from at least four separate departments responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

The Genesis Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center's sprinkler system helped extinguish the flames — but smoke still spread throughout the building.
The Genesis Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center’s sprinkler system helped extinguish the flames — but smoke still spread throughout the building.
WPRI

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