Rhode Island

24 Hospitalized, Up to 40 Displaced After Fire at Rehab Facility in Coventry, RI


A fire broke out Thursday night at a rehabilitation facility in Coventry, Rhode Island, sending 24 people to the hospital, NBC affiliate WJAR reported.

The fire at the Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center of Rhode Island was reported shortly before 9 p.m., according to WJAR.

Most of the people who were hospitalized were being treated for smoke inhalation, WJAR reported. As many as 40 of the 150 people living at the facility were displaced

Genesis Healthcare, which owns the facility, says it's Rhode Island's only respiratory rehabilitation center.

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