CASSVILLE, Mo. – The Mercy Hospital at Cassville is closed for now after a fire in an HVAC unit forced the evacuation of the facility Monday morning (2/22/21).
Mercy spokeswoman Sonya Kullman said six patients who were in the hospital were evacuated by ambulance before the fire department arrived and have been moved to a Mercy facility in Aurora. No one was injured in the incident.
A fire marshal has confirmed that the fire started in the heating system, she said, and about a quarter of the building suffered water and smoke damage.
The hospital is closed but a small crew is on hand in case people come to the facility for emergency services.
The hospital will be closed as officials work to determine how to reopen safely in consideration of issues such as air quality and the potential for mold after the fire was extinguished.
According to the hospital’s website, it offers primary and specialty care physicians and emergency services from the facility on Main Street in Cassville.