KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — Police say about 20 patients were moved out of a northern New Jersey nursing home after a small fire broke out around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Kearney Police Sgt. David Feldhan said the fire was minor and did not cause any major damage or injuries.

He said it started in a small refrigerator around 4 a.m. at the West Hudson Post-Acute Care Center and was put out quickly by the facility’s sprinkler system.

The biggest problem, he said, was smoke.

About 20 patients were taken to another nursing home. Others were moved within the building to get away from the smoke.

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