Striking firefighters in Norwich left the picket lines last night to attend an incident at the Great Hospital on the city's Bishopgate.
The call out was a result of the fire alarms being triggered by smoke from an overheated frying pan.
Because there was potential serious risk to life, under a local agreement with the Fire Brigades Union, striking firefighters from Sprowston and Carrow voluntarily turned out. Parts of the building were smoke-logged and ten residents had been evacuated to a communal area. Councillor Dan Roper, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, said: