Hospital patients evacuated after mattress fire

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Patients at Deaconess Hospital were evacuated Sunday morning after a mattress fire.

It happened around 5 a.m.

Once initial arriving units determined there was an actual fire, hospital staff evacuated patients and extinguished the bulk of the fire by using a portable fire extinguisher. The fire was limited to a mattress in a patient's room.

There were no reported injuries and fire damage was limited to the mattress. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Arson Investigation Unit.  Damage is estimated at $500.

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