Washington Regional Family Clinic Evacuated After Fire Scare

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Washington Regional Family Clinic

The Fayetteville Fire Department was called to the Washington Regional Family Clinic at 3053 N. College Ave. on Thursday morning (July 24) after employees claimed they smelled smoke, authorities say.

Everyone in the building was evacuated due to the possible threat of a fire, according to authorities.

Nothing caught fire, but they found a broken air conditioning unit, according to authorities.

The call was placed around 8:30 a.m., and the employees left the building as a precaution, according to Clinic Manager Becky Wilson.

The employees went back in just before 9 a.m., authorities said.

Wilson said that about a year or two ago their air conditioning unit caught fire, and it smelled similar on Thursday, so, the fire department was called to check it out.

Unlike last time, this situation turned out to be a false alarm, according to authorities.