Fire at Culver City hospital prompts evacuation of some patients

Patients evacuated because of small fire at Southern California Hospital in Culver City

Patients were evacuated from a Culver City hospital after a small fire sent smoke into a heating and cooling system.

The fire was reported just after 1 p.m. on the roof of Southern California Hospital after smoke traveled through the air system and into multiple floors, according to the Culver City Fire Department.

The smoky conditions prompted fire and hospital officials to evacuate some patients.

Firefighters are still working to clear smoke from the hospital in the 3800 block of Delmas Terrace.

They are using monitoring equipment to check for any hazardous conditions.

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