Mercy Hospital Cassville remains closed today after a fire. The Monday morning fire forced the evacuation of six patients and staff members.
Smoke detectors sounded around 6:30 a.m., and patients were evacuated to ambulances. They were taken to Mercy Hospital Aurora.
The fire was in a rooftop HVAC unit, and impacted about a quarter of the facility.
The hospital and Mercy Clinic Family Medicine, which are in the same building, will be closed through at least Tuesday, February 23.
A physician, ambulance and support staff are standing by in case someone goes to the ER with a critical need. According to Mercy, the patient would be stabilized and sent to the closest appropriate facility for care.