Residents evacuated following report of smoke at nursing home

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Fire Department says some residents of a nursing home in West Ashley were evacuated following a report of smoke at the center.

Authorities say emergency crews responded to the Heartland of West Ashley Rehab & Nursing Center on 1137 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. at 7:41 p.m. for a report of a fire alarm and a light haze of smoke on the second floor.

Crews searched the building but did not locate any active fires. Several residents were also evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Fire officials say the haze dissipated and is believed to be related to an AC unit at the center.

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