Amerisist residents forced to evacuate

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Posted: October 12, 2012

The Winchester Star

A nursing assistant wraps a blanket around a woman at the Amerisist assisted living facility off Tasker Road in Stephens City Thursday after residents were evacuated when smoke filled one of the rooms. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Residents of the Amerisist assisted living facility off Tasker Road in Stephens City sit wrapped in blankets outside the building Thursday after being evacuated.
Frederick County firefighter David Scheulen (right) empties water from a hose after responding to a report of smoke at the Amerisist assisted living facility off Tasker Road in Stephens City Thursday. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

STEPHENS CITY — A local assisted living facility was evacuated Thursday afternoon when smoke filled a resident’s room.

Everyone inside Amerisist Assisted Living Residences east of Stephens City had...



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