Small fire forces evacuations from nursing home

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR (KAIT) - A small fire at a local nursing home forced emergency crews to evacuate several residents Sunday night.

According to Mountain View Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Beaudin, the department received a 911 call from the Stone County Nursing Home.

Beaudin said an electric panel on the outside of the building caught fire, but smoke entered the inside of the building.

The fire was contained to one wing of the nursing home. Crews evacuated one wing of the building.

Mountain View called for mutual aid from all 11 fire departments within Stone County.

Beaudin said the fire may have been caused by lightning.

No one was injured.

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