Fire at Mercy hospital

October 29, 1990

A fire broke out in a room on the 14th floor of the Mercy Medical Center at 1:10 p.m. today, causing the evacuation of patients to the 12th floor, fire officials said. There were no injuries reported. Traffic on St. Paul and Calvert streets was snarled by the 20 pieces of firefighting equipment that surrounded the hospital. Fire officials called for backup equipment as a precaution for possible total evacuation of the hospital.

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