A quick-thinking employee put out a small fire at a Pascagoula senior care facility on Friday night.
Units from the Pascagoula Fire and Police Departments, along with Acadian Ambulance, were dispatched at 7 p.m. to a fire alarm at Plaza Community Living Center on 4403 Hospital Road, Lt. J.D. Cunningham with the Pascagoula Police Department said.
Officers found there had been a fire in a small room in the south part of the building.
"An employee had found the location of the fire, went to the room where it was and put it out with an extinguisher," Pascagoula Fire Department Battalion Chief Timothy Stone said.
The staff at the center were already in the process of evacuating the residents -- about 35 to 40, according to Stone.
"We mainly cleared the smoke and helped in getting them back to their rooms," Stone said. "The fire was already out when we arrived."
One resident had minor injuries as a result of the evacuation, Cunningham said, and she was taken by Acadian Ambulance to Singing River Hospital for treatment.