Fire spurs evacuation of nursing home

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

September 30, 2012 10:18:49 AM PDT
Dozens of residents and staffers had to evacuate a northern New Jersey nursing home when a small fire broke out in the boiler room and sent smoke throughout the building.

The fire at the Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center was reported around 10 a.m. Sunday and was quickly doused.

But the smoky conditions forced about 135 people to flee the building, and they had not been allowed to re-enter as of early Sunday afternoon.

Emerson Borough Fire Chief Joseph Castrovillari tells The Record ( that two minor injuries were reported, but he did not know who was injured or what types of injuries they suffered.

It's not yet known what sparked the fire.

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