- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County authorities say a fire broke out in one room at an assisted-living center, resulting in injuries to two residents and the temporary evacuation of 36 residents.

Sheriff Mike Ezell tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1GaXUWe) one resident, 90-year-old Mercedes Hall, suffered second-degree burns when her bed caught fire in first-floor room at Lemoyne Place in the St. Martin community. He says another unidentified resident hurt her leg during the evacuation Monday.

Authorities say Hall remains hospitalized in stable condition at Ocean Springs Hospital.

Earl Etheridge, Jackson County emergency services director, said damage to the assisted-living center was very minor.

Residents were allowed back in their rooms after the smoke was vented out of the area where the fire started.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com


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