DURHAM, N.C. — One patient was killed and three others suffered slight injuries in a fire at Durham Regional Hospital in central North Carolina early Tuesday.
Firefighters were called to a report of an explosion on the sixth floor of the hospital around 2:15 a.m., Durham Fire Department spokeswoman Sierra Jackson said.
The firefighters discovered there had been no explosion and the fire had been extinguished by the hospital sprinkler system.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation, Jackson said later Tuesday morning.Hospital officials were still investigating exactly where the fire occurred and how, said Katie Galbraith, hospital chief of operations.
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