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Posted on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 4:56 p.m.

Fire at health care facility in Ypsilanti causes 30 people to be evacuated

By Lisa Carolin

A fire at Bortz Health Care in Ypsilanti this afternoon led to the evacuation of 30 people, according to the Ypsilanti Fire Department.

The fire broke out at 3:45 p.m. today. One wing of the fourth floor of the building with 30 people in it had to be evacuated, and the residents are still being moved back into their rooms at this time.

According to Ypsilanti Fire Department Captain Dan Cain, it was a small fire on the wing caused by an electrical cord that shorted out.

"The staff did a great job and got people out of the hallway," said Cain, who said that no one was injured.

The fire was quickly put out, but due to compromised health conditions of some of the residents of the long-term care and rehabilitation facility, the process of getting the residents resettled in their rooms is a slow one.

Bortz Health Care is located at 28 South Prospect.



Sun, Oct 30, 2011 : 4:47 p.m.

My dad passed away there and received excellent care for the last two years of his life. Glad no one was hurt. My best to the folks at Bortz.


Sat, Oct 29, 2011 : 10:46 p.m.

I am glad every one is ok.