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STEAM NOT SMOKE TO BLAME FOR FALSE ALARM

Firefighters have ruled out the possibility of a fire at St Mary’s Hospital this lunchtime (Saturday).

Steam venting from the building which houses the Decontamination and Sterilisation Unit was mistaken for smoke, prompting a call to the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

2 appliances and an aerial ladder platform were mobilised to the scene and some staff were evacuated.

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Fire crews have now returned to station and staff have been allowed back into the building.

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