Rock Island Fire Department respond to fire at UnityPoint Health Wednesday

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 5:06 AM CDT
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ROCK ISLAND, Illinois (KWQC) - According to the Rock Island Fire Department, a fire broke out at UnityPoint Health Wednesday evening.

Fire officials say the fire was quickly contained, while hospital staff moved patients to a safer location.

Officials ay no patients were injured but several UP staff are being evaluated for non-life threatening symptoms.

Unity Point said in a statement, “We are aware of a fire that was quickly extinguished inside a patient room at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island. No patients were hurt and team members who responded are being treated for smoke inhalation. We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to our amazing team members who jumped into action to protect the people we serve.”

Officials with the Rock Island Fire Prevention Bureau are still investigating a cause of this fire.

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