Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lake Nona VA DOM Hospital Fire

No injuries in Lake Nona VA building fire
Orlando Sentinel
Caitlin Doornbos
Staff Writer
July 20, 2016

The facility serves three types of veterans: the chronically homeless, severely mentally ill clients and those suffering from alcohol and drug abuse. Strickler said the facility heat-treats their incoming patients' luggage.
A fire struck the fourth floor of a domiciliary at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center inLake Nona Wednesday, according to the Orlando Fire Department, and residents are likely to be moved from the center to another yet-to-be opened facility at Lake Baldwin.

A fire struck the fourth floor of a domiciliary at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center inLake Nona Wednesday, according to the Orlando Fire Department, and residents are likely to be moved from the center to another yet-to-be opened facility at Lake Baldwin.

Just before 11:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at the residential facility at 13800 Veterans Way, according to the fire department. It is on the same campus as the newly opened VA hospital center, but is in a separate building.

Fire sprinkler alarms were activated in the fire that struck the patient intake processing area of the facility, VA medical center spokesman Mike Strickler and the OFD said.

Once firefighters arrived on the scene, they extinguished the flames by 11:40 a.m., according to the OFD. There were no injuries reported in the fire, Strickler said.
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