Raw: Emergency room fills with smoke, patients evacuated

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 17 at 8:10 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Smoke filled the emergency room at the Houston Northwest Medical Center on FM-1960 early Thursday, forcing patients out into the cold, firefighters said. It was around 1:30 a.m. when employees said they started seeing smoke coming into the building through the air vents. They evacuated the emergency room of about 20 to 25 people while firefighters arrived at the scene.

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