11/07/12 168 W, 1 I - + 3 - 1 Yesterday's Fatal Fire at Durham Regional Hospital

One patient was killed and three staff members were injured at Durham Regional Hospital early Tuesday morning, by a fire that was initially reported as an explosion about 2:15 a.m. This WRAL story reports one 911 caller reported a "fire oxygen explosion." Investigators have said it may have started during a "defibrillation procedure." The sprinkler system activated, and it sounds like the fire in the sixth-floor, acute-care room was promptly extinguished. Thus the run card only looks like a single alarm response: 3643 North Roxboro Road, BC2, BC1, E7, E2, E9, E3, E13, L2, L3, SQ7, HM13, SO1, MS1, FD1, FD3, FD6, FD38. That's from the Durham FD Facebook page. More media links: WTVD, News 14, Herald-Sun, News & Observer. Plus any number of national transmissions of the story. Just Google. Firegeezer also blogged about it. (What's the historical context here? Can't readily recall any fatal hospital fires in Raleigh, and darn few notable fires period.)

WRAL photo

there was a fatal fire at DDH, in the hospital, in the 1990’s (mid to late maybe ?). Patient burnt to death in his room. Maybe in the McBride building – ??
lee - 11/09/12 - 13:40

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