Small Electrical Fire at LewisGale in Salem

Salem, VA- The LewisGale Medical Center in Salem had a small electrical fire Sunday afternoon.

Hospital staff were able to locate and extinguish the fire before emergency crews arrived. When fire and EMS crews responded they found light smoke on the fourth floor of the East Wing.

No one was injured, but 65 patients were evacuated as a precaution. The Salem Fire Marshal says the fire came from an electrical box in one of the rooms.