Nursing home evacuated after fire

La Crosse - (WEAU)
Thursday afternoon, part of a nursing home had to be evacuated.

It happened about 4:30 p.m. at the Saint Joseph Nursing home on East Avenue in La Crosse.

Firefighters say flames broke out in a laundry room, but a smoke alarm gave people plenty of warning.

The fire was controlled by the sprinkler system, and everyone got out safely.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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