Archive for Friday, July 29, 2011

Fire alarms trigger evacuation at Tonganoxie Nursing Center; no fire found

July 29, 2011

Tonganoxie Nursing Center residents were evacuated Friday morning after smoke from repair on an air conditioning unit triggered alarms.

A technician was soldering an A/C line when smoke set off alarms, Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett said.

Firefighters responded about 10:20 a.m. to the center, 1010 East St., and residents were evacuated. Bennett said a thermal imager was used to check the building room-by-room and no fire was detected. Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services and Tonganoxie police also were on scene. EMS was on hand as precaution in case any residents needed attention while waiting outside for firefighters to investigate the scene. Residents headed back inside about 10:45 a.m.

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