Wildfire forces California hospital to evacuate for 2nd time in a month

Alia Paavola –
Monday, September 28th, 2020
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” The last one was 8 miles away, and now with this one we remain in imminent risk,” Linda Williams, spokesperson for the St. Helena Hospital, told ABC News..

All 55 patients at the St. Helena healthcare facility were securely evacuated by ambulance or helicopter over the course of five hours. Clients were required to other Bay Area health centers..

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On Aug. 19, Napa County (Calif.) provided an obligatory evacuation order that consisted of the health center. The August evacuation was because of the Hennessey Fire, which started Aug. 17 after a lightning strike..

Adventist Health St. Helena (Calif.) was forced to leave Sept. 27 due to a wildfire, according to The Guardian. This is the 2nd time in a month a wildfire triggered an evacuation of the 151-bed medical facility.

The evacuation was because of the Glass Fire, which broke out in Napa Valley early Sept. 27 and sweltered more than 1,000 acres. It advanced within a mile of Adventist Health St. Helena health center..