News: Neillsville –
Fire Drill Goes Awry (Sep 1974)
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03 Oct 1974
A mock fire rescue at Memorial Hospital in Neillsville went awry early Thursday causing some tearful eyes and coughing.
At 7 a.m. Thursday the Neillsville Volunteer Fire Department was called to the mock rescue at the hospital and nursing home.
A smoke bomb, which was being used by the hospital personnel to simulate a fire, was ignited in the boiler room, where the rescue was to take place, but the smoke from it began pouring into Memorial Home.
Several residents had to be moved temporarily to other parts of the building and some maintenance personnel reported ill effects from the smoke, foremen said.
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