CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — Evacuations were ordered Thursday at a Westside hospital due to a structure fire, authorities said.
Firefighters received reports of smoke at Southern California Hospital at Culver City at 3828 Delmas Terrace between Venice Boulevard and Hughes Avenue around 1 p.m., according to a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson.READ MORE: Crews Battle Brush Fire In Santa Fe Dam Area Of Irwindale
Patients were seen evacuating the building formerly known as the Brotman Medical Center while firefighters responded to the scene, officials said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department sent 55 firefighters to the hospital, according to the LAFD’s Brian Humphrey.
Officials at Southern California Hospital at Culver City explained in a statement that, “smoke from a localized fire, believed to be caused by a contractor doing renovation work on the roof, forced the evacuation of about 215 patients today.”READ MORE: Scorching Hot Temperatures Hit The Southland
Staff members and patients were allowed to return to the first and second floors of the hospital. Crews are currently working to determine when patients will be able to return to other floors of the building.
At this time, the emergency room is closed to ambulance traffic.
Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells reported at 2:26 p.m. that the fire was out and no one was injured.
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