Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has responded to a fire at Baptist Hospital in Downtown Jacksonville.
According to JFRD, the fire has been controlled and they are working to clear the smoke.
Rescue units have been requested to possibly move affected people. Everyone is safe and there are no reported injuries, according to Baptist Health.
Everyone is safe, no injuries. Due to smoke patients are being transferred to an adjacent building.— Baptist Health (@BaptistHealthJx) December 30, 2018
According to Chief Eric Kurtis, the fire started in an air handler in the pavilion where new moms check in. When the fire started, the sprinkler head above it put it out.
JFRD were called through the smoke alarm. According to Kurtis, no one was hurt. He says at least seven moms initially went to a stairwell to escape the smoke. Babies in neonatal were also moved but everyone is back where they belong.
JFRD chief tells me the fire started in an air handler in the lobby of the maternity ward. No one was hurt. He says at least 7 moms initially went to a stairwell to escape smoke. Babies in neonatal were also moved but everyone is back where they belong pic.twitter.com/xG3Xi2H8fP— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) December 30, 2018
JRFD said that no transports were made from the hospital and there is still smoke and water in the lobby.
Crews have responded to a fire at Baptist Hospital ....the fire has been quickly controlled and we are working to clear all the smoke....rescue units have been requested to possibly move affected people.— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) December 30, 2018
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