Hospital blaze "suspicious"

Patients have been evacuated from Crawley Hospital after a fire broke out on the sixth floor. More to follow.

Hospital fire "suspicious"

The fire started in a sixth floor store room at Crawley Hospital Credit: Ashley Hague

A fire which started in a store room at Crawley Hospital yesterday lunchtime is believed to have been started deliberately.

More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze which completely damaged the store room along with 5% of the 6th floor.

A further 20% of the area was damaged by smoke and water.

The hospital was fully evacuated and there were no casualties.

Fire investigation officers and the police are looking into how the fire started but are treating it as suspicious.

Crawley Hospital fire now under control

Smoke billows from the fire
The fire in a sixth floor store room at Crawley Hospital is now out Credit: Ashley Hague

A fire which led to an evacuation at Crawley Hospital has now been put out.

The fire started in a sixth floor store room. There are no reports of casualities.

50 firefighters were involved with tackling the blaze, which broke out just after 1330.

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