Fire - Trafford General Hospital

6.30pm update

Firefighters have spent several hours tackling a fire at Trafford General Hospital this afternoon.

Speaking at the scene, AM Carlos Meakin said: “GMFRS crews have successfully extinguished a fire at Trafford General Hospital.

“Seven fire engines were mobilised to the incident on Moorside Road shortly after 2.20pm, where they found the roof space of a two-storey building well alight. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked exceptionally hard in arduous conditions to extinguish the flames using hose reels, a jet, and a turntable ladder.

“I want to praise the hospital staff who safely evacuated staff and patients prior to our arrival, relocating them to other wards, which was a big help in enabling our crews to get on with tackling the fire.

“Crews will maintain a presence at the scene throughout the evening to ensure the area remains safe and specialist fire safety officers are assisting hospital staff in returning to business as usual when safe to do so. Fire investigators are on site and carrying out an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.”

An image of fire engines in front of the Trafford General clock tower

Article Published: 28/07/2021 18:44 PM