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All Residents Safe Following Early AM Fire at Legacy Village of Tifton

TIFTON, Ga. (July 12, 2019) – All 56 residents are safe following an early Friday morning room fire at Legacy Village of Tifton.

“At around 5:30 this morning, alarms and sprinklers were triggered in our facility due to a small fire that started and was contained to a resident’s room. The caregiving staff responded immediately – making sure every resident was accounted for, following all proper evacuation procedures, and assisting everyone in safely exiting the area,” said Janie Whitley, executive director.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the damage was limited to the memory care unit where the fire began.

“All residents have been comfortably displaced to the lobby and dining room areas, where our nursing and chaplain teams are monitoring each one’s physical and emotional condition,” Whitley said.

“We’re already in the process of contacting all residents’ families. Family members may contact our main phone number, (229) 386-2273, which we are answering 24/7. We are so grateful to the Tifton Fire Department and Tift County Ambulance Service for their quick response. And we are so proud of our caregiving team for the professional way they handled the safety of every resident,” Whitley said.

The caregiving staff responded immediately – making sure every resident was accounted for, following all proper evacuation procedures, and assisting everyone in safely exiting the area.

Janie Whitley, Executive Director
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About Legacy Village of Tifton - Tifton, GA

As a trusted caregiver over the years for hundreds of south Georgia seniors, Legacy Village of Tifton in Tifton, Ga., cares deeply about each residents’ dignity, individuality and lifetime of accomplishments. Legacy Village of Tifton offers a full range of helpful services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere.

Legacy Village of Tifton has set the standard for senior housing and retirement services in south Georgia. The seniors at Legacy Village are in good hands, and their families enjoy newfound peace of mind.

More information is available at (229) 386-2273 or legacytifton.net.

Legacy Village of Tifton is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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