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Small Maine hospital evacuated because of smoke

September 18, 2021 GMT

NORWAY, Maine (AP) — A small Maine hospital was evacuated Friday after smoke was reported in the facility.

The 21 patients at the Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, including two with COVID-19, were transported to other facilities, officials said.

The fire department arrived at the hospital around 2:15 p.m., said a spokesman for MaineHealth, which operates the hospital.

The emergency room re-opened late Friday night, said community relations director Abigail Graiver on Saturday.

There was no word Saturday morning about the cause of the smoke.