Patient burned in fire at Troy Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Troy — A female patient received burns over 30% of her body after a fire Sunday night in the Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center in Troy, officials said.

The patient was transferred to another facility to continue her treatment. Her condition is unknown according to the Troy Fire Department said.

At 10:11 p.m. on Sunday the Troy Fire Department received a call from the security office of the Troy hospital, reporting a fire in one of the rooms located in the hospital's Emergency Center. The security office reported visible smoke and sprinkler activation.

A female patient received first- and second-degree burns over 30% of her body from a fire that occurred Sunday night in the Emergency Center of Beaumont hospital in Troy

The Emergency Center was busy at the time of the call, the Fire Department said, and patients in the center had to be relocated by hospital staff. Upon arrival, the Fire Department found smoke in the Emergency Center, but the fire was reported to be out. 

The female patient who was burned was the only person the Fire Department reported to have been injured in the incident.

Fire investigators are looking into the incident and have listed it as suspicious.

A call to the Emergency Center confirmed that it had reopened.

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