Residents of a Watauga nursing home and rehabilitation center escaped serious injury during a Friday morning fire.
Watauga emergency crews encountered fire and smoke coming from the North Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center around 6 a.m. and found that staff had already evacuated some residents.
Officials told NBCDFW.com that police and firefighters helped evacuate more than a dozen people – many who were nonambulatory – and called for a second alarm for additional firefighters.
Firefighters from nine cities responded to assist with evacuations and fire suppression.
Officials said many of the residents needed help escaping the fire.
According to the television, five people were taken to the hospital for care.
Several residents and police officers were treated for smoke inhalation.