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Fire officials unsure when residents may return after mass evacuation

Nearly 100 nursing home residents were displaced after a sewer back-up

By Ethan Forman The Salem News

BEVERLY, Mass. — Fire and safety officials can’t say when Twin Oaks Care and Rehabilitation Center at 93 Locust St. will reopen after a sewer backup caused the evacuation of all 94 residents on Sunday.

In all, 93 residents, some of whom were elderly and frail, including some with tracheostomy or feeding tubes, were transported safely by Lyons and LifeLine ambulance services to seven facilities in Danvers, Andover, North Andover, Reading and Wakefield, fire Chief Kevin Farrell said. One resident of the facility was driven by a family member.

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