PARKWAY VILLAGE, Mo (KMOV.com) – Residents at a senior living facility were evacuated for about an hour Monday evening, after a fire broke out at a nurse’s station inside the building. It happened at the Crabapple Village facility in Parkway Village, near St. Clair, Missouri.
Captain Andy Branscum with the St. Clair Fire Department says employees called the fire department when they noticed a lighting fixture began smoking. Firefighters found a small fire in the attic.
Residents in the 42-bed facility were evacuated by the staff for about an hour. Several ambulances were on the scene, on standby. A large bus was also called to the staging area, in case it was needed as a cooling center. No one was hurt and no one had to be transported, according to fire officials at the scene.
“Fire stops are in place throughout, the fire doors worked and kept all the smoke contained to where it should be. So, instead of having all four wings filled with smoke, we had one isolated area,” said Captain Branscum.
It only took a few minutes for firefighters to put out the attic fire. The fire marshal is investigating the exact cause.
The facility’s owner tells News 4 that all residents should be back in their beds by Monday night.