Patients moved after another patient tried to set fire to couch at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. ( – An investigation is underway after a patient at Baptist Memorial Hospital- DeSoto apparently tried to set fire to a couch.

According to hospital officials, they believe a patient tried to set fire to a couch in their room. The couch did not catch fire, but did cause a lot of smoke, which triggered the sprinkler in that room.

A hospital spokesperson says patients were moved from that wing to other rooms as a precaution. The hospital was not evacuated.

The investigation is continuing.

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