Carolinas HealthCare System facility near uptown closed due to fire

Carolinas HealthCare System said Morehead Medical Plaza, part of the system’s large campus near uptown, will be closed Friday following an electrical fire Thursday night.

According to a Charlotte Fire Department statement, the fire at 1025 Morehead Medical Drive was accidental and caused estimated damages of $250,000.

Carolinas HealthCare System said Friday that Carolinas Medical Center, the hospital on the Dilworth campus, was not affected and is operating normally.

The system also said it is working to contact patients with time-sensitive appointments to ensure they are relocated or promptly rescheduled. For appointments that are not time-sensitive, patients should call their physician offices Monday morning to reschedule, the system said.

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