A fire broke out in a Cahokia nursing home causing several people to suffer from smoke inhalation on Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire at the Cahokia Nursing and Rehab center around 4:00 p.m. Even though the fire was contained, there was a dangerous amount of smoke. According to firefighters, many people, including elderly residents, suffered smoke inhalation and needed medical treatment. Emergency responders evacuated the nursing home and many were taken to a local hospital. The nursing home staff will transport elderly residents by buses to nearby nursing homes for temporary shelter. Authorities will continue to investigate the cause of the fire. While many were injured, no deaths have been reported.
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