By Nick Swedberg (Editor)
Update: 9:06 p.m. Wednesday
"When the NLFPD arrived on the scene (of the 6:46 p.m. Wednesday) fire they found there was visible smoke on the second floor of the hospital that was coming from an over-heated piece of equipment located in a service area that had set off the alarms. No patients were moved or needed to be evacuated. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation," according to Marisa Schrieber, New Lenox Fire Protection District public education coordinator.
The Silver Cross Hospital staff, NLFPD and the New Lenox Police Department did a "great job working together to make the whole process run as quickly and efficiently as possible," she said.
Update: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
New Lenox Fire Chief Jon Mead described the fire situation at Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., as "a very minor fire."
A piece of equipment was smoldering in the equipment room, not a patient's room. There was a haze of smoke, he said, and fire department officials ventilated the room.
The situation caused no evacuation, and no one was injured, the chief said.
The initial call came into the NLFPD at 6:46 p.m. and emergency crews pulled away at 8:25 p.m.
Update: 7:49 p.m. Wednesday
Patch has not yet been able to speak with New Lenox Fire Protection District officials; however, people are still moving in and out of the hospital.
An alert was sent out at
7:19 p.m. Wednesday about
a fire at Silver Cross Hospital along Route 6 at the Illinois 355 exit.
New Lenox Fire Protection District is on the scene. The report said there was a fire in one of the rooms.
Patch will keep you updated as details of the incident are released.
Ann Piasecki, New Lenox Patch editor, contributed to the story.