Overheating equipment causes fire department response at Lexington Medical Center Operating Room Mon
West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) – A staff member in Operating Room #16 at the Lexington Medical Center’s South Tower caused a short evacuation of that area after pulling the fire alarm Monday evening. According to Jennifer Wilson, public relations manager for the Lexington Medical Center, the staff member pulled the fire alarm after they noticed a smell of something burning. This was done as a precaution to ensure that there was no danger or that there might actually be fire that could be spreading.
Firefighters from Lexington County and the City of West Columbia Fire Department responded and checked out the area where the smell was strongest. Eventually, they located a piece of electrical equipment that was overheating and disconnected it. There was no damage to the rest of the building, no one was injured, and no one was in danger as a result of the problem.