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5 NEWS UPDATE: Machinery Used to Clean Rooms Catches Fire at UHC
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 25, 2013 @ 7:57PM
Created on February 25, 2013 @ 3:25PM
5 NEWS UPDATE (5:15 PM):
UHC officials tell us a piece of machinery that uses ultra-violet lights to clean patient rooms caught fire after being turned on Monday afternoon.  A nurse quickly put out the fire, but not before it caused a lot of smoke in the 4 North section of the hospital.
To get the smoke out of the building, fans were brought in to push it into the stairwells and out through the roof. 
Housekeepers are cleaning the walls and ceilings right now, and officials say the rooms in the affected area will reopen in a few hours.
Patients in the affected areas were moved to another section of the hospital.
UHC wants to thank the quick response of their employees as well as emergency crews on scene.
There have been reports of a fire in one of the rooms at UHC.  The fire has been extinguished.  They are trying to get the smoke out of the building through a stairwell using fans.  As of right now the cause of the fire is unknown.  Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.

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