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A fire at the Jersey Shore Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 1008 Thompson St. in the neighborhood necessitated an evaluation of the facility late Monday morning. PHILIP HOLMES/Sun-Gazette

JERSEY SHORE – Nearly 100 patients at the Jersey Shore Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thompson Street were being evaluated late Monday morning when investigators say a fire broke out, possibly involving a vent on the roof.

There were no reports of injuries.

All evacuees were moved to Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital by staff and emergency responders.

For some residents it was safer to stay in the rehabilitation center “shelter in place” rather than moving them as there was little or no risk of them being damaged by the fire.

Firefighters used exhaust fans to clear smoke from the hallways.

Firefighters prepare to enter the Jersey Shore Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. PHILIP HOLMES

The fire, which was dispatched at 11:37 a.m., was reported at 12:25 p.m

It was still unknown when the evacuees would be allowed back into the room.

The fire brigade would announce more details this afternoon.

Medical staff moved patients from the rehabilitation center to the adjacent Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital. PHILIP HOLMES/Sun-Gazette

Firefighters work on the roof of the Jersey Shore Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center during Monday’s fire. PHILIP HOLMES/Sun-Gazette

Fire trucks line Thompson Street outside the neighborhood’s Jersey Shore Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. PHILIP HOLMES/Sun-Gazette



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