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Concourse at Cambridge's Addenbrooke's Hospital evacuated after fire


By Gemma Gardner


People were evacuated from the concourse area at Addenbrooke’s Hospital after a fire involving an extraction unit.

A fire engine
A fire engine

Two fire crews from Cambridge, one crew from Sawston, one from Linton and one from Burwell were called to the hospital shortly after 8.30pm last night (Thursday, April 25).

Firefighters found a fire involving an extraction unit and ducting. The concourse area had been fully evacuated.

Wearing breathing apparatus, the crews extinguished the fire using hose reels and a jet - and checked the area using a thermal imaging camera.

The crews returned to their stations by 11.30pm. The cause of the fire was accidental.



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