Fire Contained at Franklin Health Medical Arts Center
Hospital operations are not impacted
January 30, 2010
The Farmington Fire Department was called at 5:57 a.m. today with the report of a fire in the attic of the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center, which is located next to and connected to Franklin Memorial Hospital by a long corridor.
Water and smoke damage to the affected section of the building—namely the urology, general surgery and pediatrics offices—is expected to be extensive, according to Clyde Ross, Farmington Fire Department deputy fire chief.
“The fire does not impact Franklin Memorial Hospital operations and an evacuation was not necessary,” said Rebecca Ryder, FMH president/CEO.
The building will be closed for at least one week and professional cleanup has already begun.
During this time medical practices and mammography services will be relocated and a hotline has been established to inform patients of the procedures to follow if they have a scheduled appointment. The number is 779-2163.
The state’s Fire Marshall’s Office is currently on the scene conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.
The 58,000 square foot building houses [Franklin Health] pediatrics, women’s care, orthopaedics, general surgery, and urology medical practices, as well as the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. Human Resources, Health Information Management, and Care Support department of Franklin Memorial Hospital are located on the ground level.
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