Portsmouth Naval Hospital evacuated following roof fire

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 7:12 PM

PORTSMOUTH -- A fire broke out at Portsmouth Naval Hospital Wednesday afternoon. 

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. on the roof near the sixth floor of the 18-story medical center.  

The fire was sparked by an air compressor that was on-site for construction purposes, according to hospital spokesperson Rebecca Perron. The fire did not breach the building and no structural damage has been reported.

The building was evacuated for a short time as crews worked to extinguish the blaze. No one was hurt during the incident. 

 

 

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