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Crews moving patients stuck at hospital in power outage

June 27, 2019

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say fire crews are working to move patients at a suburban Seattle hospital after a power outage stranded them on upper floors.

Renton Fire says at about 6 p.m. Wednesday numerous patients who are unable to move on their own were stranded and that some were stuck in elevators at Valley Medical Center in Renton.

Fire officials say crews were working to get patients to the ground floor of the hospital.

Puget Sound Energy at about 6 p.m. reported power outages in Renton that were affecting nearly 1,850 customers.

No further information was immediately available.

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