Wildfires force evacuation of 151-bed California hospital

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Wildfires prompted Napa County (Calif.) to release necessary evacuation orders Aug. 19 that included Adventist Health St. Helena (Calif.), a 151-bed health center..

Adventist Health St. Helena had sufficient time to prepare for the evacuation, and the procedure was “organized and calm,” a medical facility spokesperson informed KPIX..

Fifty patients were at the health center when the evacuation order was provided, a spokesperson informed TELEVISION station KPIX. The patients were required to other medical facilities, including Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Calif..

The evacuation order was provided due to the Hennessey Fire, which began Aug. 17 after a lighting strike. It becomes part of the LNU Lighting Complex fire, which has burned more than 124,000 acres across five counties, according to the report..
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