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Hospital fire pump on fire in Pinehurst

Posted January 8, 2014

A fire pump at FirstHealth Hospital in Pinehurst was on fire on Jan. 7, 2014. (The Aberdeen Times)

— A hospital fire pump used to help fight fires was in flames Tuesday evening.

Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the pump room at FirstHealth Hospital in Pinehurst Tuesday night. The flames were put out within minutes. Damage was limited to the pump room.

The pump is used to increase water pressure to the hospital’s fire system.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 8, 2014

    Challenge accepted.

    Hospital fire pump on fire in Pinehurst, extinguished by firefighters with external pump.

  • Zillardd Jan 8, 2014

    I challenge you to make a title more confusing than that. Why not "Pump used for hospital fire system catches fire".