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Firefighters called to Derriford amid 'smell of burning'

Firefighters called to Derriford amid 'smell of burning'

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:54pm 22nd October 2019.

This was the scene as firefighters were called to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

There was reportedly a smell of burning in the main entrance and six fire engines were scrambled.

It happened at around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon when the fire alarm went off.

derriford hospital fire

Eyewitnesses have said that they were kept outside for around 45 minutes whilst crews went over the scene.

Robert Butler was one of them, he told Pirate FM the response from the fire service was great.

derriford hospital fire

"I was sat in Warrens by the main entrance when the fire alarm went of and as we walked out of the main exit you could smell burning plastic. 

"Obviously from the photos you can see them in the main entrance and they was pulling the panels down to check that area.

"That was 3pm this afternoon and we were kept outside about 45 minutes. The fire brigade were brilliant and there within 8 minutes."

Robert Butler, eyewitness

Pirate FM has contacted Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service for more information.

derriford hospital fire
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