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Smoke forces evacuation at adult care facility in Tucson

(Source: Northwest Fire District) (Source: Northwest Fire District)
(Source: Northwest Fire District) (Source: Northwest Fire District)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A retirement home in Tucson was evacuated Saturday night after a faulty air conditioning unit began smoking, authorities said.

Brian Keeley, spokesman for the Northwest Fire District, said it happened around 7 p.m. at an adult care facility in the 6100 block of W. Mamie Kai Drive.

Keeley said there was no fire, no injures and the residents were able to return their rooms quickly.

"The facility staff did a great job following the fire evacuation plan and assisted greatly in keeping its residents safe throughout this incident," Keeley said in a news release.

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