Leadership

Nursing home fire fatal to seven

Issue 4 and Volume 114.

Nursing home fire fatal to seven Photo by the Washington Post TRAGEDY STRUCK the District of Columbia on February 1st with the horror of a nursing home fire. The location of the blaze was the Mount Vernon Nursing Service, a home for elderly and invalid persons at 2301 Calvert Street, N. W., in one of the more fashionable sections of the Nation’s Capital. Before being brought under control seven patients were dead and approximately 33 were injured; four regular alarms, one special, and all available ambulances had been dispatched. In addition to the ambulances from the District of Columbia, there were some ambulances and a squad truck of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad from Montgomery County, Md., on the scene to render first aid and transport the victims to nearby hospitals in shuttles. All of the fatalities occurred on the fourth floor, where the victims were trapped and asphyxiated by…

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