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Crews respond to small fire on third floor of LewisGale Medical Center

No injuries reported

SALEM, Va.UPDATE

Several pieces of medical equipment were damaged and 18 patients were evacuated after a small fire at LewisGale Medical Center Monday night. 

Official say crews responded to the fire around 6:59 p.m. when firefighters found smoke and fire in a room on the third floor. 

The fire was put out quickly, and several pieces of medical equipment were damaged as a result of the fire. 

The fire is still under investigation and the Fire Marshal's Office has not found a cause for the fire yet.  


ORIGINAL STORY

Officials responded to a small fire on the third floor of LewisGale Medical Center Monday night, according to city spokesman Mike Stevens. 

Authorities say the fire was in the wall of a room on the third floor, and that it is out and contained. 

Officials evacuated a small area of the third floor where the fire was located, and are working on clearing smoke out of the area. 

No injuries were reported.