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Small fire reported at Parkview Healthcare Facility

A small fire was reported at Parkview Health Care Facility this morning (Feb. 6) in the special care unit.

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Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

Parkview Health Care Facility this morning (Feb. 6) in the special care unit. Polk County Central Dispatch was alerted at 1:20 a.m.  The Bolivar Fire Department was called at 1:24 a.m. and arrived at the scene five minutes later.

Nursing staff at the long-term care facility acted quickly and used a fire extinguisher to put out most of the fire, and Bolivar Fire Department fully extinguished the fire when they arrived at the scene at 1:29 a.m. The fire was contained to one room. The State Fire Marshal has investigated the fire and preliminary reports indicate that the fire was caused by a loose wire in an electrical outlet.

The special care unit residents were immediately evacuated and safely relocated to other parts of the facility by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. Three people were transported to the hospital. A resident and staff member were treated and released at Citizens Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation. Another resident was transported to a Springfield hospital with burns.

Parkview cleaned and reopened the special care unit around 6 a.m. in time for the special care unit residents to have breakfast. The damaged room remains closed pending cleaning and repairs. Staff is available to counsel with residents, staff and families.

Parkview Health Care Facility is a 78 bed long-term care facility in Bolivar. It is owned and operated by Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, which also operates six additional long-term care and residential care facilities in southwest Missouri. The facility had 75 residents in house with 15 of those residents located in the special care unit.

Fire training and drills are conducted monthly at Parkview Healthcare Facility and in all CMH long-term care facilities. The latest one was conducted in January.

In addition to Bolivar Fire Department, Bolivar Police, Polk County Sheriff and Missouri Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.

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Small fire reported at Parkview Healthcare Facility

A small fire was reported at Parkview Health Care Facility this morning (Feb. 6) in the special care unit.

Parkview Health Care Facility this morning (Feb. 6) in the special care unit. Polk County Central Dispatch was alerted at 1:20 a.m.  The Bolivar Fire Department was called at 1:24 a.m. and arrived at the scene five minutes later.

Nursing staff at the long-term care facility acted quickly and used a fire extinguisher to put out most of the fire, and Bolivar Fire Department fully extinguished the fire when they arrived at the scene at 1:29 a.m. The fire was contained to one room. The State Fire Marshal has investigated the fire and preliminary reports indicate that the fire was caused by a loose wire in an electrical outlet.

The special care unit residents were immediately evacuated and safely relocated to other parts of the facility by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. Three people were transported to the hospital. A resident and staff member were treated and released at Citizens Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation. Another resident was transported to a Springfield hospital with burns.

Parkview cleaned and reopened the special care unit around 6 a.m. in time for the special care unit residents to have breakfast. The damaged room remains closed pending cleaning and repairs. Staff is available to counsel with residents, staff and families.

Parkview Health Care Facility is a 78 bed long-term care facility in Bolivar. It is owned and operated by Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, which also operates six additional long-term care and residential care facilities in southwest Missouri. The facility had 75 residents in house with 15 of those residents located in the special care unit.

Fire training and drills are conducted monthly at Parkview Healthcare Facility and in all CMH long-term care facilities. The latest one was conducted in January.

In addition to Bolivar Fire Department, Bolivar Police, Polk County Sheriff and Missouri Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.