Terrace Grove fire: Residents may have to spend night elsewhere

Friday night’s lightning-ignited fire at the Terrace Grove Assisted Living Center may require residents there to spend the night elsewhere.Logan Fire Chief Mark Meaker said officials with Sunshine Terrace and Terrace Grove — both operated by the same organization — were considering their options and “dusting off” contingency plans for such an emergency. Meaker said there was some concern over the status of the electrical system inside the Terrace Grove building at 345 N. 200 West after the lightning hit the building. Until everything in the building was “copacetic” and safe, Meaker said, residents there would not be allowed to return.Following the evacuation at about 6:15 p.m., residents were put into the building to the south of Terrace Grove that used to serve as the Sunshine Terrace Adult Day Center. Meaker said that Sunshine Terrace officials had a plan in place to house residents in the Sunshine Terrace facility a block south of Terrace Grove, if need be.Terrace Grove is an assisted living center for elderly individuals.

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