Fire at Assisted Living Facility Injures Two Residents

A fire at an assisted living facility injured three people and caused about $6,000 in damage, according to fire officials.  The facility housed about 75 residents, who were evacuated while crews began fighting the blaze. The fire was under control about an hour after it started, according to the fire officials.

The fire hospitalized two of the facilities residents, one for smoke inhalation and the other for injuries she suffered from falling while evacuating. A staff member at the facility was also treated for smoke inhalation on the scene, fire officials said. All occupants of the facility were allowed to return after the fire was controlled. The cause of the fire is under investigation. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.