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Fire damages Box Hill Hospital Renal Unit

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27 May 2014
Fire crews have extinguished a blaze at the Box Hill Hospital Renal Unit.

Crews were called to the hospital on Spring Street, Box Hill, at 5.39am.

The fire involved an administration office area for the dialysis unit of the hospital.

Crews were called to the hospital due to the operation of an automatic alarm. No patients were at the unit at the time of the fire.

The initial responding crews managed to knock the fire down quickly but not before substantial smoke logging of the renal department had occurred.

The department is housed in a four-storey building measuring 40m x 70m with the fire confined to the ground floor.

Ambulance Victoria has been kept informed of the situation as alternative arrangements may be required for renal patients already booked to attend the hospital today.

The fire was deemed under control and extinguished at 6.22am, with crews checking for fire extension on the second floor.

 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES:  

PUMPERS:  6
RESCUE UNITS: 1  
AERIAL UNITS:   
OTHER UNITS: 2  

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 30 

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