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More than two nursing home residents were evacuated when fire broke out at their facility near 27th Street and Bell Road in Phoenix on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, according to fire officials.

Arizona Republic

More than two dozen nursing home residents, many in wheelchairs, were evacuated for a short time when a fire broke out Thursday morning at their Phoenix facility.

Flames erupted on the west side of the single-story nursing home near 27th Street and Bell Road. Fire crews fought the flames and kept them from spreading while helping the 27 residents get to safety, Capt. Scott Douglas, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, said in an email.

Three units suffered fire damage, and six residents were temporarily displaced, according to fire officials. A crisis team assisted residents in contacting their families and worked with the home for any further needs.

“The crews on-scene did an amazing job of