Firefighters called to Queen Alexandra Hospital after smell of smoke

A SMELL of smoke sparked a major call-out of firefighters to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 1:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 2:23 pm

Firefighters were called to the Cosham hospital at 11.37am after someone smelled smoke that had wafted in from outside.

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Three crews, two from Southsea, one from Cosham and one from Portchester, went to the hospital but were stood down at 12.05pm after the false alarm.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the 999 call was made after the smell of smoke came through a ventilation system.

The number of appliances sent to the hospital was part of a predetermined response to fire calls at the hospital.