SUDBURY — Chief John M. Whalen reports that the Sudbury Fire Department is evacuating residents from a health care facility following a ceiling collapse and flooding caused by an intense rain storm on Thursday afternoon.
About 1:13 p.m., Sudbury Fire was dispatched to Bear Mountain at Sudbury, 136 Boston Post Road, on a box alarm. Upon arrival, first responders discovered a leaking roof, and determined the roof was under repair at the time of the storm.
About 2 p.m., the building was deemed uninhabitable and an evacuation process was initiated.
Sudbury public safety officials are currently working to evacuate about 70 residents.
As of 6:10 p.m., 44 residents had been evacuated. Three who were in need of additional care prior to the incident were taken to area hospitals. 27 residents were transported to Bear Mountain at Andover, and 13 were taken to Bear Mountain’s facility in Reading. One resident left the facility with family.
Bear Mountain at Sudbury provides short- and long-term rehabilitation services, physical and occupational therapy, and respite care.
The Sudbury Fire Department is being assisted by the Mass Fire District 2 Task Force D, Fire District 6D Ambulance Task Force, District 14 Strike Team, and mutual aid from surrounding communities.
The facility will notify family members or responsible parties individually when their family member is transported
This is a developing situation. More information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.