A nursing home in Glenside, Montgomery County was evacuated due to a broken water pipe. The incident occurred at the Fairview Care Center, a Genesis HealthCare facility located on the 800 block of Paper Mill Road Monday afternoon.
A pipe burst near the electrical room of the building around 2 p.m., causing flooding in the basement. Officials cut power to the facility which is now running on a backup generator.
The nursing home has approximately 100 patients. Residents waited inside a common room in the facility that had heat before being evacuated and taken to other facilities owned by Genesis HealthCare. Multiple fire departments helped with the evacuation.
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The patients will spend the night at the other facilities until repairs are completed at Fairview. No injuries have been reported.