CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people were hospitalized Thursday morning, after a fire at a nursing home in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines.
The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Ballard Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center, at 9300 Ballard Rd.READ MORE: Jensen Elementary Mother Dies From COVID-19 After Daughter Exposed At School
North Maine Fire Protection District officials said the fire was contained to a single unit at the nursing home, and the buildingâs sprinkler system extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed When Car Jumps Curb, Hits Building In Gresham
Cook County Sheriff’s officials said four people were taken to the hospital. Three were seniors who suffered smoke inhalation injuries. One was an employee who suffered a sprained ankle while moving other seniors away from the fire.
Ten people living in the same wing were relocated to another part of the building, due to smoke and water damage.MORE NEWS: Cook County Gives $200,000 Grant To Social Service Agency Lawrence Hall
The cause of the fire was under investigation.