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Hospital fire sparked by toaster oven prompts transfers

February 25, 2018

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a toaster oven sparked a fire in a New Jersey hospital that prompted the transfer of some patients.

The Asbury Park Press reports that no injuries to staff or patients were reported after Sunday’s blaze at Bayshore Community Hospital.

Spokeswoman April Dunic said the fire started in a toaster oven inside the break room of the intensive care unit.

Dunic said damage from the fire was “very limited” but water from sprinkler system damaged some parts of the hospital.

As a result, she said, several patients were relocated to different parts of the hospital and six patients were transferred to Riverview Medical Center.

She said the hospital expects to resume normal operations soon.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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