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Sacred Heart Hospital evacuates small number of patients due to construction fire
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Parts of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola have been evacuated this morning, because of a fire.
It started around eight this morning in a construction area.
Firefighters say the fire started on the second floor in a hallway that connects the main hospital to the new building under construction.
They say that one of the construction workers was using a blow torch and accidentally set a stack of papers on fire.
A ceiling sprinkler immediately turned on and put out the fire but there was still a ton of smoke.
All of the construction workers were evacuated along with some hospital staff and people in waiting rooms.
The hospital says they had to move a few patients to new rooms because of water dripping into their rooms.
But the emergency room and pretty much everything else wasn't impacted.
The hospital, for the most part, is fully operating.
Construction crews are also back working.
And they hope this won't be too much of a set-back.