2 injured in fire at UVA Health hospital

A patient and a visitor were injured in a fire that broke out April 27 in an inpatient room at UVA Health University Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va., a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's

The fire broke out just before noon April 27 inside a room in the facility's intensive care unit.  

"First responders arrived on the scene quickly to extinguish the fire," the hospital said in a statement. "One patient and one visitor are being evaluated for injuries." 

The extent of their injuries is unknown. 

The medical center is operating normally and the Charlottesville Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire, UVA Health said. 

Becker's has reached out to the Fire Department and will update this report if more information becomes available. 

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