LOGAN, W.Va. — A small fire was reportedly taken care of quickly at Logan Regional Medical Center Friday Aug. 19.
No injuries to patients, hospital staff or fire crews were reported.
Logan Fire Chief Scott Beckett explained his company received a report of a structure fire at the hospital before 9 a.m. Friday.
Beckett noted fire crews are often called to the hospital but it normally involves automatic alarms or someone pulling a fire alarm.
Heavy black smoke was reported in the area heart catheterization lab.
However, Beckett commented the fire was quickly knocked back and the emergency plans of the hospital were executed smoothly.
“I would really like to commend the hospital staff on the way they handled it. The fire doors and everything worked perfectly. The staff did a tremendous job making sure everything was squared away. It just went really well — one of the best operations ever. It was a great outcome,” added Beckett.
The building only suffered minor damage.
Logan Regional Medical Center released the following statement concerning the fire:
“This morning, there was a small electrical fire in an isolated unit on the first floor of Logan Regional Medical Center. Our team responded immediately, working with first responders and evacuating patients and staff to ensure their safety.
No one was injured as a result of this fire, and we were able to control it quickly. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel several elective procedures at the hospital while we evaluate possible damage.
We are grateful for our first responders and our dedicated team at Logan Regional who responded swiftly and ensured the safety of our patients, visitors and staff.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]