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Ice Buildup Blamed for 2-Alarm Fire at Alzheimer’s Care Center

Authorities say 17 patients and six staff members were evacuated

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at an assisted living facility for Alzheimer patients in Massachusetts Thursday morning.

Authorities say 17 patients and six staff members safely evacuated from Duxbury House, an Alzheimer's care center in Duxbury on Kingstown Way. No one was injured in the fire.

Duxbury Fire said that the fire, which spread to multiple floors, is believed to have been caused by a falling icicle impacting a gas line, which caused an explosion.

Officials say the patients are now being cared for at the Baypath Rehabilitation and Nursing Center next door, and that all families were notified.

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