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Patients evacuated from 2-alarm high rise fire

Elevators not working at NW Side medical building


SAN ANTONIO – Several patients were evacuated Monday from a two-alarm fire at a high rise medical building on the city's Northwest Side.

The fire started around 3:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Datapoint Drive. 

It started in an electrical panel and was quickly extinguished. 

However, that panel controlled the power to the elevators and backup lighting system.

About a dozen patients in wheelchairs had to be evacuated down the stairs. 

No one was injured.