- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Legacy Health’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland says either a transformer or a generator blew in the sub-basement Wednesday night, affecting power temporarily and causing black smoke to shoot out some vents.

Portland firefighters responded after a report of an explosion at the hospital in northwest Portland.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/F3BItd ) that Legacy Health spokeswoman Amber Shoebridge says emergency generators kicked in. She says no patient care was affected.

Fire Lt. Rich Chatman says hospital staffers were concerned about the black smoke, loss of power and some reported feeling a “rumbling” on the hospital grounds at the same time. Chatman says the rumbling sensation may have been the emergency generators firing up.

Fire crews are investigating. Shoebridge says Portland General Electric officials have also responded.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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