Fire at Christie hospital cancer research labs

A fire at an office and laboratory block at the Christie in Manchester has led to evacuations and road closures around the hospital site.

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Christie fire latest: 'Blaze under control', hospital says

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The building is owned by the University of Manchester and is used for research carried out there by Cancer Research UK.

A spokesman for the Christie said: "The fire service has informed us that the fire on the roof is believed to be under control.

"They are doing an internal review to ensure that the fire is completely extinguished."

“The fire service was called to an incident at The Paterson Building on Wilmslow Road at 10.36 this morning.

"Everyone has been evacuated safely from the building and the University is supporting the emergency services in managing the incident.”

– University of Manchester

"Crews are working hard to tackle a fire involving the first floor plant room and roof space of the Cancer Research UK Institute Manchester building on the hospital site.

"The affected building has been safely evacuated and other office buildings nearby have also been evacuated. Currently, no buildings containing patients are being evacuated."

– Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

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