Photos French St Martin hospital on fire
Snapshot from a local. Evidently the French St Martin (Saint Martin) hospital, or medical center is on fire. According to sources, there has yet to be a full response. The St Martin Medical Center is the medical source of approx. 30 thousand islanders. Fire broke out in the AUDRA (section Kidney dialysis section) of the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital (LCF) around 1 pm on Sunday. According to the information provided to SMN News the fire brigade took 42 minutes before they reached the scene because they were busy attending to another fire somewhere in Orient Bay.
Hospital officials said that the fire started in the electrical room of the Kidney Dialysis Center of the Hospital, they said that room has internal damage but otherwise the other parts of the building were not damaged. When the fire started hospital officials began evacuating all patients that were in the pediatric, maternity, emergency and medical wards to prevent them from any type of smoke inhalation.
The fire was brought under control by 3pm said hospital officials on Sunday.
The gendarmes also confirmed that the fire took place in a building at the back of the hospital which is the AUDRA wing. They said no one was in the building at the time and no one was injured.
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