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45 patients evacuated after fire breaks out at TMH Rehabilitation Center

Fire 'active,' no injuries at this time
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Posted at 3:11 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 18:17:53-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Rehabilitation Center has been evacuated after a fire broke out at the facility.

According to a Tallahassee Fire Department spokesperson, firefighters are responding to an "active" fire on 1609 Medical Drive.

TMH said that the small fire started in a ceiling duct, prompting the evacuation of 45 patients.

Right now, there are currently six units on the scene, and crews are currently searching the 2nd and 3rd floors.

No injuries have been reported at this time. The 45 patients are being temporarily relocated to other Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare facilities.

This is a breaking news story. We have a reporter heading to the scene.