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Rockville Assisted Living Facility Evacuated Tuesday

MCFRS: 28 residents, 9 workers taken to nearby church.

Raphael House, an independent living facility in Rockvile, MD, had to be evacuated Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 due to an electrical problem. FILE | Patch
Raphael House, an independent living facility in Rockvile, MD, had to be evacuated Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 due to an electrical problem. FILE | Patch

An assisted living facility in Rockville had to be evacuated Tuesday due to an electrical problem.

At around 2:15 p.m., emergency crews responded to an automatic fire alarm at Raphael House,  1515 Dunster Road. Investigators determined that there was a water problem involving some electric circuits, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt said.

Twenty eight residents and nine workers were taken to a nearby church.

As of about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Pepco, building maintenance and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service were still at the scene and had not yet determined whether it was safe for residents to return, Nesselt said.

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