HUDSON, N.Y. – About 12 residents at a Hudson
nursing home were evacuated because of an electrical fire Sunday.
Residents of the Home of the Aged were forced
outside into 90 degree heat because of a fire, but a well-rehearsed emergency
plan helped to keep the residents cool.
Step one of the emergency plan was to
evacuate all the residents, step two was to bring them to a specified shaded
location, and step three was to keep the residents hydrated and cool.
"It's important to keep water in them, keep
them ice packed down," Fire Chief Craig Haigh said. "You keep them in the cool. It is 92 degrees out here today, so that's
the most important thing right now."
The power was later restored and no injuries
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