Former Jamestown Hospital evacuated for short time after report of fireA fire call forced the evacuation for a short time of an undisclosed number of construction workers and the staff and children from a day care from the old Jamestown Hospital building Thursday morning.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
A fire call forced the evacuation for a short time of an undisclosed number of construction workers and the staff and children from a day care from the old Jamestown Hospital building Thursday morning.
Twenty-six children ages 6 months to 5 years old and six staff members from Me’s 21st Century Learning Center were evacuated around 9:45 a.m., according to day care and Jamestown Police Department officials.
The group moved across the street to the gymnasium at Lincoln Elementary School with an escort of police officers and firefighters from the Jamestown Fire Department.
The old hospital is located at 419 Fifth St. NE. It is being converted into apartments for senior citizens and is expected to open soon.
Initial scanner reports said the fire was located on the west side of the building.
Sgt. Justin Blinsky, Jamestown Police Department, said the possible fire was reportedly in the basement.
At approximately 10:25 a.m. scanner reports indicated the scene was clear. The children were allowed back into the building at that time.
It is unknown if any injuries were reported.
More information was not immediately available.