100 patients evacuated from London hospital as ground floor room ‘hundred percent destroyed’ by fire
- The emergency department at Croydon University Hospital had to evacuate
- The hospital said no one was injured in the blaze, which was fought by 20 firefighters
About 100 patients have been evacuated from a London hospital after a fire that “completely destroyed” a room on the ground floor.
Croydon University Hospital’s Emergency Department had to evacuate patients and staff after the fire broke out earlier today.
No one was injured and patients who were ‘well enough to go home’ were discharged.
The hospital said: ‘Our emergency room is currently closed due to a previous fire.
‘We are pleased to confirm that all our patients and staff are safe and we will be reopening soon thanks to the fast work of the London Fire Brigade, but until then if you require urgent or urgent care please contact 111.’
Croydon University Hospital’s Emergency Department (pictured) was forced to evacuate patients and staff after the fire broke out
A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said the fire service was called to a fire report at 3pm.
Four engines were sent and 20 firefighters battled the blaze for two hours. The fire was under control at 5:07 p.m.
A unit on the ground floor of the hospital was ‘one hundred percent destroyed’ by the fire, according to the spokesman.