False alarm at community hospital

False alarm
False alarm

A false alarm led to the partial evacuation of a hospital today, after bonfire smoke was mistaken for a fire.

Four fire crews from Buckingham, Winslow and Great Holm attended the call-out to a supposed fire at Buckingham Community Hospital at 12.30pm.

However, the smoke turned out to be from bonfires in Moreton Road.

A spokesman for Bucks Fire & Rescue Service said it was a false alarm with good intent, and urged people to call 999 if in doubt.