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Section of Bettendorf nursing home partially evacuated after morning fire

The west wing of Bettendorf Health Care Center was evacuated after one room caught fire Saturday morning.
Credit: MGN

BETTENDORF, Iowa — A room in the west wing of Bettendorf Health Care Center caught fire Saturday morning, leaving 11 residents relocated to new rooms and one sent the hospital.

At just after 9:30 a.m. on October 10, Bettendorf Fire Rescue was dispacted to the nursing home on Crow Creek Road in response to a structure fire. 

The fire had broken out in one room in the building's west wing, and was easily extinguished by the sprinkler system while firefighters at the scene got residents out of the building. The fire was reportedly strong enough to trip both of the room's sprinkler heads.

Eleven residents of the west wing have been relocated to different rooms, while one occupant was sent to the hospital for evaluation. The building's west wing is closed for repairs due to significant water and smoke damage.