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    Power Restored, Patients Move Back Into Burlingame Care Facility

    Power has been restored at a long-term care facility in Burlingame that suffered an outage after a small fire this morning and patients are being moved back in, a San Mateo County Health System spokeswoman said late Friday. Christie Smith reports. (Published Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015)

    Power has been restored at a long-term care facility in Burlingame that suffered an outage after a small fire this morning and patients are being moved back in, a San Mateo County Health System spokeswoman said late Friday. 

    The power outage was triggered by an electrical fire at 9:31 a.m. at Burlingame Long Term Care at 1100 Trousdale Dr., according to the Central County Fire Department.

    Robyn Thaw, spokeswoman for the San Mateo County Health System, said the fire began in a kitchen.

    The fire was extinguished and patients are safe, Thaw said. Power was restored after 5 p.m., according to facility officials.

    Patients had to be relocated temporarily under the direction of state health officials to San Mateo Medical Center and other facilities until the power could be restored.

    Facility officials said that 89 patients were moved out of the facility Friday, and 23 of them have been returned this evening. The rest will be returned to the facility over the course of the weekend.

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