Section of Westside Regional Medical Center ER evacuated

Area evacuated due to smell of gas


PLANTATION, Fla. – A section of the emergency room building at Westside Regional Medical Center was evacuated Tuesday after authorities received reports about a smell of gas coming from the building.

Plantation Fire Rescue spokesman Joel Gordon said about 30 people were evacuated in the lobby and "minor care" area of the building at 8201 W. Broward Blvd.

Patients in that area were moved to another part of the hospital.

Gordon said authorities found the source of the leak and were waiting for a gas company to repair the problem.


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