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Fire damages room at Raeford nursing home

Posted December 9, 2009 8:56 p.m. EST
Updated December 9, 2009 10:42 p.m. EST

— Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire at a Raeford nursing home Wednesday.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at the Raeford Manor, 110 Campus Ave., at about 2 p.m.

The fire was quickly contained to a resident’s room. 

Paramedics transported some residents to nearby hospitals for treatment of minor smoke inhalation.

"There were about 11 people or so transported to various hospitals for some first aid, some smoke inhalation, things of that nature. But basically, there were no injuries, which was great. The staff was great in getting them out,” Raeford Fire Marshall Terry Tapp said.

The facility suffered smoke and water damage.

About 50 displaced residents were relocated to other adult care facilities in the area.

The State Bureau of Investigation was assisting with the investigation.