Fire at an Assisted Living Facility in Jackson County

A fire at an assisted living facility in Jackson County forced 36 residents to evacuate and sent two people to the hospital with injuries.
The fire started around 3:30 this morning in one of the resident’s rooms. The occupant of the room suffered second-degree burns and was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital for further care. Officials tell News 25 that she is still receiving treatment but is in stable condition.
A second resident hurt her leg during the evacuation process and was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital as well, but has since been treated and released.
The Lemoyne Place facility received minor damages.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said, “Nothing major. That was very fortunate. The sprinkler system kicked in. Everything worked how it was supposed to. It could have been bad. These things do happen. We see about it around the country. As it turns out, it was a good coordinated effort.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but no foul play is expected at this time.

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