Fire quickly controlled at Spencer nursing home
By Bob Weaver
"Our firemen did an excellent job, very quickly," said Spencer-Roane Fire
Chief Rob Miller, after the department responded to a blaze at Miletree
Health Care Center in Spencer about 4:20 p.m.
SRVFD Chief Rob Miller praises his firemen
A dryer in the nursing home's laundry room caught fire, said Chief Miller,
with smoke erupting from the building when firemen arrived. Virtually all the
Spencer-Roane VFD apparatus was dispatched to the scene.
Fire started in clothes dryer in laundry
Damage limited to two room area, smoke was extracted
Firemen brought the fire under control quickly, but the blaze had potential to
become serious. Damage appeared to be limited to two rooms, including the
laundry area. Firemen used high-speed fans to prevent smoke from entering
other parts of the building.
The facility's administrator Shanna Hall, declined to comment on the
management of the nursing home residents or disclose the number of people
affected, but a firemen said they were "moved to the far end of the
Nursing home residents taken to far end of facility
Firemen remained on the scene for nearly two hours
Clean-up after fire