Firefighters called to blaze outside Guy’s Hospital

Admin (17 July, 2018) Emergency services

Four fire engines and 25 firefighters have been called to reports of a fire in St Thomas' Street

4504The cause of the fire is now under investigation

Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze outside Guy’s Hospital.

Four fire engines and 25 firefighters were called to reports of a small fire in St Thomas’ Street outside the hospital at 3.49pm today, Tuesday.

Firefighters are currently at the scene investigating the cause of the blaze, a London Fire Brigade spokesperson said.

Nalina Eggert, who works as a BBC journalist, said she could smell smoke when she arrived at the hospital and was told to evacuate the building.

“I arrived shortly before 4pm to the Southwark Wing and had to leave immediately,” she told the News. “I could smell smoke and it’s been evacuated.

“I can see four fire engines here – one’s around the corner outside the Sainsbury’s and the other three are outside the Southwark Wing exit – and multiple hoses are being deployed.

“The fire was on the ground floor.”

We will bring you more updates as we get them

 

 

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