Just after 7:00 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 465 Jay Street. When firefighters arrived, they found the rear of the home on fire. The home was operated as an assisted living facility with two patients. The provider was able to evacuate the two residents without injury while the sprinkler system activated and kept the flames out of the house. The fire originated on the back porch and appears to have been caused by an electrical short. The two elderly residents were transported to Christus Hospital by Beaumont EMS to be checked as a precaution.

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