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Person burned at assisted living facilty

Posted: 7:27 AM, Dec 20, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-21 05:36:10Z

A resident at the Windsor Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Bradenton was seriously burned in a fire at the center overnight, authorities said.

Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire about 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Dec 20, at Windsor Oaks assisted living facility, 2614 43 St. W.

Four fire engines and one battalion chief from Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue, two ambulance from Manatee County EMS, and A tower truck from the Bradenton Fire Department responded. When the units arrived, staff members at the AFL were evacuating the facility, according to a Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue news release.

Firefighters found one seriously burned resident, who was treated by EMS and taken to the trauma center at Blake Medical Center. One staff member also was taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation.

After the resident was removed from the room, where the fire occurred, firefighters confirmed the fire was extinguished by the automatic sprinkler system. The fire was out before the firefighters arrived, the release states.

Firefighters also determined the building had been evacuated and started ventilating smoke from the structure.

No firefighter was injured.

The fire is being investigated by Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue Fire Prevention Bureau and the State Fire Marshal's office. A cause of the fire is under investigation.