Deadly fire breaks out in hospital in North Carolina

1 patient killed, 3 others hurt at Durham hospital

DURHAM, N.C. - One patient has been killed and three others suffered slight injuries in a fire at a specialty hospital inside Durham Regional Hospital early Tuesday morning.


It happened around 2 a.m. on the sixth floor of the hospital near N. Roxboro Street and N. Duke Street.

Authorities tell ABC11 in Durham what was originally reported as an explosion, turned out to be a fire after sparks started. 

ABC11 is reporting the three injured patients suffered smoke inhalation. They were taken to the intensive care unit after being checked in the emergency room. Other patients at the Select Specialty Hospital were not injured and moved elsewhere in the hospital.

Officials are investigating what caused the fire.


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