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Willard City Schools closed Friday after bus drivers aid rescue efforts in nursing home fire

All residents are accounted for
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Posted at 8:55 PM, Jan 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-20 13:13:30-05

WILLARD, Ohio — Crews battled a fire at the Blossom Nursing Center in Willard on Thursday night, sources confirmed with News 5.

Fisher-Titus Health posted on Facebook that all residents are safe.

"Thankfully, all residents have been accounted for and are being transported to local facilities, Fisher-Titus, as well as Norwalk Memorial Home," the post said.

Willard City School District, St. Francis Xavier Parish and School, Celeryville Christian School and Pioneer Career and Technology Center students will be closed on Friday, the district announced on Facebook.

Additionally, St. Francis posted on their Facebook page the closure stemmed from the fire at Blossom Nursing Center.

"Willard City Schools bus drivers have come to the aid and will be transporting residents to safe locations. All residents are evacuated and accounted for," the post said.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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