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Bin fire spreads to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital building

Published 23/09/2016

Fire crews attended the scene
Fire crews attended the scene

A bin fire in an underpass spread to a building at Royal Victoria Hospital.

It happened at about 8pm on Thursday night with the fire spreading to the Queen's School of Dentistry building.

Four engines and over 20 firefighters were sent to the incident with the fire put out at around 10pm.

The building sustained smoke damage and pipework damage, but there were no reports of any injuries.

The Belfast Trust described the fire as small and there was no need for patients to be evacuated. It praised staff for their professional and swift actions.

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