Firefighters attend fire at Lincoln County Hospital

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue officers are dealing with a fire at Lincoln County Hospital with a number of patients evacuated.

The blaze started just after 3pm on Monday, October 24 in a ward control room on Navenby Ward in the main building of the hospital on Greetwell Road.

Some 15 patients were moved from one end of the ward to another while firefighters entered the building.

Patients were unable to enter the building. Photo: Ashley Hill

Patients were unable to enter the building. Photo: Ashley Hill

People at the scene reported patients were evacuated and were told they would not be able to enter the main entrance to the building while the incident was ongoing.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which manages the hospital, confirmed there had been a small electrical fire in the control room of one ward.

Work is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

Andrew Prydderch, deputy director of urgent care at Lincoln County Hosptial, said: “Due to a presumed small electrical fire on Navenby ward at Lincoln County Hospital, a small number of patients have been moved to a place of safety at the other end of the ward.

“Fire crews are on site and are looking into it. No patients or staff have been harmed.”