07-26-2001, 07:01 PM #1
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- Jun 2001
- Portland, Maine, USA
FIRE STRIKES NURSING HOME IN GORHAM, ME
A fire at a nursing home and assisted living complex early Wedenesday caused some tense moments as firefighters scrambled to evacuate 50 to 60 residents, some whom used wheelchairs and walkers.
Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting out from part of Gorham House at 1 a.m. began methodically removing residents who lived in units near the fire. A bus took the evacuated residents to a high school.
Firefighters quickly brought thre fire under contraol
No residents were injured, but one firefighter was treated at a Portland hospital for heat exhausttion.
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