ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — 49 patients were evacuated from an Antioch assisted living center Tuesday afternoon after a dryer inside the center caught fire, officials with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

The fire was reported at 1:14 p.m. at Country Place Assisted Living at 1715 Olive Lane.

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A dryer caught fire in the commercial laundry area of the center. A sprinkler system turned on, however, and kept the fire from spreading, fire Capt. George Laing said.

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The center sustained smoke and water damage and the residents were taken to another facility in Antioch, according to Laing.

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