Patient, Workers Burned in Hospital Fire

WILLIAMSPORT -- A patient and two workers were hurt when fire sparked at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

The flames sparked in a patient room on the sixth floor just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The workers were treated in the hospital's emergency department.

The patient had to be flown to a hospital in the Lehigh Valley to be treated for burns.

Officials haven't said what caused the fire.

8 comments

  • Jerame

    According to the Tube

    Over the past 18 months, nine fires in Portland were caused due to smoking while on home oxygen therapy. The injuries and property loss due to these fires is tragic and preventable. Portland Fire & Rescue and Legacy Oregon Burn Center explain the dangers of smoking while on oxygen.

  • Bill K.

    Pennlive has a much more informative article. Female patient found in a 6th flr room with gown on fire. The hospital staff put out the fire before the fire department got there. Three hospital staff received minor burns. Lady was flown to Lehigh valley burn hospital. So it was probably a crazy lady who decided it was time to light herself on fire. Seriously doubt this was a smoking accident.

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