Burst pipe leads to evacuations at Stoughton hospital

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — About two dozen patients, some of whom are on life support, have been evacuated from a Massachusetts rehabilitation hospital after a pipe burst inside the building.

Police in Stoughton say officers and firefighters responded to Curahealth Stoughton just before 9 a.m. Sunday for reports of a burst pipe in the long-term acute care unit.

Police in a Facebook post say “Water began to pour into the unit at a rapid rate.”

Fire Chief Michael Laracy says some of those evacuated were on ventilators.

Ambulances from several surrounding communities responded to help medical staff move the patients to other hospitals.


Police say water service to neighboring properties could be affected.

A message was left at the hospital.