Employees at one nursing home in the line of fire yesterday got all 30 residents out of harm’s way and into a church shelter for a few hours yesterday.
Brett Coble with Meridian Nursing Home said the aptly-named Ray of Hope Church took in the residents and fed them Thursday evening. Other nursing homes in the Meridian area helped transport the patients to the church, and later back to the home.
“It was a successful evacuation,” Coble said. “No one was injured or hurt. It was a pretty overwhelming situation to be in, but we managed with all the support we got from the community and church.”
He said the fire came to about one-quarter mile from the nursing home.
- Susan Simpson