60 Alzheimers patients displaced after nursing home fire in The Woodlands

60 Alzheimers patients displaced after nursing home fire in The Woodlands

Credit: KHOU

It caused an explosion at The Forum on West Panther Creek around 8:30 p.m. The blown transformer knocked out power to Building 5, which houses Alzheimers patients.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 8:12 PM

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Sixty senior citizens were displaced Wednesday night after a transformer blew at a nursing home facility in The Woodlands.

It caused an explosion at The Forum on West Panther Creek around 8:30 p.m. The blown transformer knocked out power to Building 5, which houses Alzheimers patients.

The flames were confined to a breezeway and a building housing the air conditioning unit. An outside wall of Building 5 was burned, but the fire did not spread inside.

There were no injuries reported.

The residents were being housed in the dining area,  a nearby nursing home and a neighboring church. Family members were alerted and some chose to pick up their loved ones.

There was no word on how long the power would be out.

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