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Hospital fire sparks in Newfoundland in the wake of post-tropical storm Leslie


Widespread power outages reported across Newfoundland Tuesday
Widespread power outages reported across Newfoundland Tuesday

The Canadian Press

September 12, 2012 — Newfoundland hospital cancels some surgeries because of fire, power fluctuations in the wake of post-tropical storm Leslie.

Leslie made landfall as a post-tropical storm in Fortune, NL
Leslie made landfall as a post-tropical storm in Fortune, NL

Officials at a hospital in eastern Newfoundland are cancelling elective surgeries Wednesday because of a fire they suspect was linked to post-tropical storm Leslie

They say an electrical fire in a mechanical room at Carbonear General Hospital may have been caused by power fluctuations in the wake of the storm. 

Officials say the fire was put out quickly and no one was injured. They are investigating the cause of the blaze, which also limited the number of elevators operating. 

The operating room equipment is being powered by generators, so the hospital has been limiting surgeries to emergency and obstetrical patients only. 

They say things should be back to normal by Thursday. 

(VOCM)

The Canadian Press

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