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Major flooding at East Melbourne hospital

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21 Dec 2014
Three floors of an East Melbourne hospital have been flooded after a burst pipe this afternoon.

The MFB with Epworth executives, and other involved services, are currently evaluating whether to evacuate the 40 staff members and 98 patients following a major flooding this afternoon.
Fire crews were called to the Epworth Freemasons Hospital in East Melbourne about 3.20pm.
A major pipe burst on the third floor, flooding three levels of the hospital.
No injuries have been reported and all persons are in a safe location.
MFB firefighters redirected the flow of water until Citiwest Water shut down the mains supplying the area. MFB firefighters continue to pump and remove water from the affected areas which is a lengthy process.
Power has been isolated in the affected areas of the hospital for safety purposes.
The incident has taken three hours to bring under control but MFB firefighters and other services will be on scene until early evening.
ATTENDING APPLIANCES: 10 
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS Approx. 38

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