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The Nation

May 25, 1987

Fire broke out in a New York hospital ward filled with nursing home patients, killing one person and injuring 12 others, officials said. Margaret Weeks, deputy director of nursing at Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island, said the blaze erupted in a 1718580594five-story brick structure built in the 1930s. She said there was a loud noise in the cubicle in the rear of the ward, "and then . . . smoke filled the floor, and one of the beds caught fire." The cause of the fire was being investigated.

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