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Firefighters battle fire at nursing facility in Montesano

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. — Nearly 80 residents and staff at a nursing facility in Montesano were evacuated on Wednesday night due to a fire.

The Washington State Fire Marshal tweeted that state fire mobilization was approved for the fire at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center, which started around 5:30 p.m.

A strike team and firefighters from Pierce and Kitsap counties were also called to help fight the fire.

It took crews about three hours to douse the flames.

The Red Cross tweeted that its Disaster Action teams were assisting and providing emergency support.

Workers reportedly took patients to Montesano High School for shelter.

Officials have not said if anyone has been injured or how the fire might have started.

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