Nursing home fire in Wake Forest sends 3 residents to hospital


Three residents of a Wake Forest nursing home were taken to a hospital after a Monday morning fire.

Crews responded to a fire at Hillside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 968 Wait Ave. and contained the blaze to one room, town spokesman Bill Crabtree said in a news release.

One resident had minor burns, and two others experienced smoke inhalation, according to Crabtree. The three residents were taken to a hospital for observation.

The Wake Forest Fire Department hasn’t determined the cause of the fire, according to Crabtree.