Firefighters rush to A&E service as “ambulances have been discharged from hospital” – .

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Firefighters rush to A&E service as “ambulances have been discharged from hospital” – .


A fire reportedly broke out at Leicester Royal Infirmary this morning, leading NHS staff to divert ambulances from the hospital as the blaze was dealt with, a witness said.

A fire broke out at Leicester Royal Infirmary (file photo)
Ambulances are dispatched away from a hospital after smoke is detected in its A&E department, a witness said.
The teams were called at 8:28 a.m. to the accident and emergency department at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Ambulances to the hospital are all diverted elsewhere during the emergency according to a person at the scene, Leicestershire Live reported.

A spokesperson for the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We were called to the infirmary after seeing smoke coming from one of the A&E rooms, which we are investigating with l LRI team. “

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Smoke was seen coming out of an A&E room
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Leicester Mercury / Chris Gordon)

They later told the Mirror: “Doctors were investigating a burning smell.

“It turned out to be a blown fuse in the pathology lab switchboard. ”

The firefighters were still at the hospital at 9.45 a.m. but had to withdraw as the issue was being handled internally.

Leicester hospitals have been contacted for further information.

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