St. John’s Riverside Hospital Employee Injured Trying to Flee From Fire

YONKERS, N.Y. — A St. John’s Riverside Hospital employee broke her leg Monday morning as she fled from smoke that came from a fire ignited in the facility’s basement laundry room.

Firefighters arrived at the hospital around 9:19 a.m. and contained the fire within 45 minutes. The incident prompted hospital officials to place the facility under a partial in-place evacuation, moving patients and visitors to areas unaffected by the fire, The Daily Voice reports.

The employee injured herself on a flight of steps, reports. No other injuries were reported.

It is unclear what started the fire.

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