Patients evacuated from dialysis center in Chesapeake fire - The Virginian-Pilot Print
By Katherine Hafner
The Virginian-Pilot
© August 14, 2015


More than two dozen patients were evacuated from the DaVita Great Bridge Dialysis Center this afternoon after a small fire started in the building.

Firefighters arrived at 745 N. Battlefield Blvd. in Greenbrier across from the hospital around 12:50 p.m. and found a small fire in an overhead light fixture.

Crews brought the fire under control in 10 minutes.

Twenty-six patients were evacuated from the building until being allowed to reenter at 1:18 p.m.

Division Chief Simone Gulisano said there were chairs set up outside to accommodate the patients as much as possible.

He said they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

This is the third fire in Chesapeake in two days, following two in Deep Creek this morning and Thursday afternoon.


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