Monday, September 24, 2018
Public safety

Kitchen fire causes temporary evacuation of Carrollwood nursing home

A small kitchen fire forced the temporary evacuation of a Carrollwood nursing home early Monday morning.

According to Hillsborough County Fire rescue, crews responding to a fire alarm at the Carrollwood Care Nursing Home, 15002 Hutchinson Road, found light smoke in the hallways after the fire in the kitchen was extinguished.

Officials say firefighters started a precautionary evacuation and 18 patients were moved to another part of the facility while removing the smoke, which took about 20 minutes.

No injuries were reported, officials said.

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