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3 hospitalized after fire breaks out late Monday night at western New York nursing home

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BRIGHTON, New York — Authorities say three people have been hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a suburban Rochester nursing home.

Fire officials tell local media that the blaze broke out around 11 p.m. Monday at the Brightonian Nursing Home in the Monroe County town of Brighton. Officials say a small fire was contained to the room where it started, but smoke spread throughout the floor.

Firefighters evacuated 22 residents from the building, while those who were unable to be moved were sheltered by smoke doors.

Officials say the three people taken to the hospital are expected to recover.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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