Nine residents were displaced in a Monday night fire at a Rock Hill retirement home, according to the Rock Hill Fire Department.
Rock Hill Deputy Chief Mark Simmons said the department responded to the fire at Brookdale Chandler Place on Dilworth Lane at 8:51 p.m.
Ninety-seven residents were in the building at the time of the fire, and were evacuated, Simmons said.
Simmons said the fire was “held in check by the sprinkler system” until the fire department arrived.
The fire was an accidental kitchen fire, and caused damage to 12 apartments, he said.
One apartment was damaged by fire and 11 sustained significant water damage, Simmons said.
Three residents were evaluated by EMS on the scene, but none were transported to the hospital, he said.
Simmons said the occupants of the damaged rooms were able to be housed in other rooms at the retirement home or with family.
The Brookdale Chandler Place public relations team said in a statement the organization is working closely with fire officials as they investigate the fire.
“Those residents who are displaced due to the fire and water damage will be relocated to other living spaces,” the statement says. “We are grateful to our associates who responded quickly and assisted residents to exit from the building safely.”
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