UPDATED: A fire reported Wednesday night at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar resulted in the relocation of 36 patients, according to an official report.
The blaze was reported at 9:49 p.m. on the hospital’s second floor and caused approximately $5,000 worth of damage, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.
Thirty-two patients had to be moved to other rooms in the hospital and four were transported via ground ambulance to Murrieta’s Rancho Springs Medical Center, according to Hendrickson's report.
"Those patients that needed to be moved were properly accommodated and cared for immediately," said Inland Valley spokesman Brian Connors. "No injuries to staff or patients occurred."
The fire was caused by equipment failure at the hospital.
“The Incident Commander found a burned up compressor motor in the air duct system in an area of the wing,” Hendrickson's report read.
The area was cleared of smoke with an electrical fan.
"The fire was more smoke than flames," Hendrickson said.
Twenty-two firefighters and six engines were on scene, and the small blaze was quickly contained, according to Hendrickson.
Connors said the air conditioning machinery was immediately replaced and is now properly functioning.
"We appreciate the efforts of the entire staff who worked closely with patients and for those individuals who quickly and efficiently replaced the equipment," he said.
He also expressed thanks to firefighters.
“We are extremely grateful for the timely response and assistance of our fire departments."
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated to reflect the accurate time and date of the blaze, and comments from Inland Valley and Cal Fire were also added.