Fire Evacuates Seniors


ABILENE, Kan. (AP) A fire that started on a deck outside an Abilene assisted-living facility forced about 60 residents out of their beds and to a church across the street.

The Salina Journal reports the fire started between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Saturday at Frontier Estates but was contained to one area. Facility manager Sally Zedalis says a passerby noticed the flames and called police.

All of the residents were taken to a First Christian Church, where they were fed breakfast. Most were able to go back to their apartments later Saturday morning, but residents of four apartments that were damaged were temporarily relocated.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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