York Hospital evacuated following fire alarm

Fire crews at York Hospital. Photograph: Barrie Stephenson on Twitter
8 Apr 2020 @ 10.59 am
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Staff at York Hospital were evacuated from the building this morning after a fire alarm went off.

Firefighters from York fire station went to the hospital in response to the alarm shortly before 10am today (Wednesday, 8 April).

Members of staff from the main hospital building waited outside while the fire crews investigated.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service told YorkMix that it was a false alarm. The probable cause was a smoke detector being triggered in a kitchen.

Staff have now returned to work.