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Nursing home fire in Wake Forest sends 3 residents to hospital

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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.

Simone Jasper is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.


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