No injuries at Columbus nursing home fire

Residents at a Columbus nursing home were evacuated following a morning fire.

Posted: Oct 8, 2018 9:31 AM
Updated: Oct 8, 2018 1:14 PM

Update 10/08/18 10:37 a.m.

Approximately 95 residents in the Aurora Health and Rehab Center have been displaced after the early morning fire.

Employees say the fire happened in a storage room and not inside a resident's room.

The center's administrator says everything is okay at this time.

Administrator RJ Alipour says the residents are safe.

See the original post below.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Residents at a Columbus nursing home were evacuated following a morning fire.

The fire happened at the Aurora center at 310 Emerald Drive.

The fire happened sometime near 4 a.m.

No one was injured.

The residents were transferred to nearby Fairview Baptist Church due to smoke.

This is a developing story. 

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