Mystery remains as Doncaster Royal Infirmary issues statement after evacuation

A mystery still looms over the shock incident at Doncaster Royal Infirmary tonight which saw the patients evacuated and firefighters racing to the scene.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue deployed six fire engines to the hospital on Thorne Road before 7.39pm today (Sunday, October 22).

This comes after the fire alarm was activated. The hospital trust says that the building has now been made safe but the cause of the alarm still remains “unclear”.

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All the preliminary investigations by the fire service have been completed, confirmed Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. But further investigations will take place to identify the cause of the alarm.

The trust issued a statement on social media. Taking to Facebook, a spokesperson for the trust said: “Following our initial response to the fire alarm at Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s South Block, we can report that all preliminary investigations have been completed. While the cause of the alarm remains unclear, we can confirm that the building is safe.

“South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is standing down from the scene, and further work will be undertaken to determine the root cause of the alarm. We appreciate your patience throughout this process.”

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