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Ohio hospital closed indefinitely after fire

Summa St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, remains closed after a fire broke out in the facility's basement Friday morning.

The fire forced the hospital to evacuate patients and staff. About 100 patients were transferred to other local hospitals, including other Summa facilities and Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, according to cleveland.com.

A firm reopening date for Summa St. Thomas Hospital has not been set, Mike Bernstein, Summa's director of corporate communications, told cleveland.com. He said patients who would normally be treated at St. Thomas Hospital can go to Summa's other local hospitals for care. He said certain workers have been temporarily transferred to admitting locations to assist.

"We're fortunate to have the capacity across the system for a situation like this," Mr. Bernstein told cleveland.com.

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