Fire under investigation at North Port Rehabilitation

Writer: Rachel Murphy
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North Port Rehabilitation (CREDIT: North Port Fire Rescue)

North Port firefighters were called to North Port Rehabilitation for a fire in a patient’s room.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered an extinguished fire in the bed of one of the patients.

The adult male patient experienced severe burn injuries and was transported by air to a medical facility for further treatment and evaluation.

The fire department said a second patient in the same room was not transported to the hospital.

All other patients in the building sheltered in place, and firefighters had to ventilate the structure.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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