Fire extinguished at Paramus assisted living home, some residents relocated

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PARAMUS, New Jersey — A sprinkler system helped bring a fire quickly under control at an assisted living home in Paramus.

Fire official Kevin Sheehan tells The Record ( ) newspaper the fire broke out in a self-contained heating and air conditioning unit in a room at CareOne at The Cupola around 12:15 a.m. Thursday.

Sheehan says residents in one of the wings were relocated because of water damage.

One resident was taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Sheehan says the fire is under investigation, but appears to be accidental.

Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, New Jersey),

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