Huge Fire Breaks Out At Hospital In Tamworth

More than 10 fire trucks have been sent to battle a large blaze at a hospital in Tamworth, UK.

According to the Mirror, the George Bryan Centre at the Sir Robert Peel Hospital erupted in flames within the last few hours, with pictures showing the fire contained in the roof.

A witness has told the newspaper: "I came home and my brother told me there was a fire at the hospital.

"I ran down there to see what was happening. The first thing I saw was that the fire was spreading through the roof. There were two fire engines when I first arrived at about 10 past 9 and no road block.

"It is now twenty five past 10, and there are around 15 fire engines at the scene. And a road block is in place.

"I was stood just near a set of traffic lights and I could still feel the heat from across the road."

Thankfully, it appears that all patients were able to be evacuated without any issue.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police has told the Birmingham Mail: "There are no reported casualties. All occupants and staff have been evacuated from the centre and are being transferred to other local medical centres."

The hospital provides treatment services to patients with mental health issues.

More to come.

Featured Image Credit: Radio Tamworth

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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