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Nurse watched home burn, helped patients at work

Posted at 4:53 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 19:53:21-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - When flames engulfed a Northern California community last month, nurses and doctors found themselves in danger.

Video of a medical team evacuating patients from a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Santa Rosa shows the desperate situation.

Julayne Smithson was part of the team captured in that viral video.

Just moments before, her own home burned down across the street from the hospital. Smithson had recently bought the mobile home and did not have insurance. She’s now living in hotels.

A YouCaring page has been established for Smithson.