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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dryer fire forces partial evacuation of Shawnee assisted living facility

Posted: December 15, 2012 - 2:44am

An early morning dryer fire forced the partial evacuation of an assisted living facility in Shawnee.

Firefighters from Shawnee and Lenexa were called to Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living, 16207 Midland Drive, shortly after 1:30 Saturday morning.

Arriving firefighters reported light smoke inside the building upon their arrival. Three Johnson County Med-Act ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Radio traffic indicates that around 20 residents were evacuated from their rooms to the waiting ambulances and other wings of the building that were clear of smoke.

Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands tells Operation 100 News that there was a dryer fire. One fire sprinkler head activated and extinguished the fire. No one was injured.

All residents were allowed to return to their rooms before 2:15 a.m..

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