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Nursing home facility being completely evacuated

Posted at 12:14 PM, Nov 20, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-15 12:14:55-05

Just a few doors down from where a warehouse collapsed on Union Road, fire officials determined they needed to evacuate a nursing home.

An inspection of the Garden Gate Nursing Home showed a roof with an indentation as it bowed in under the weight of snow, twisting beams and forming cracks in the walls from the stress.

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The facility is very close to a warehouse formerly owned by Rosa’s and currently owned by Dave’s Christmas Stores that had its roof collapse Wednesday morning. During that ordeal, nursing home residents were herded into the dining room of the facility as National Fuel investigated a possible gas leak.

Thursday several fire and rescue trucks were called in to transport approximately 180 residents to Appletree Business Park, where they were being housed in the main corridor. A deli in the building provided residents with food.

The McGuire Group, which owns the facility, says all residents are being transported to one of the other four nursing homes owned by the group.