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Fire at N.E. Health

Fire at N.E. Health

Emergency department evacuated

The emergency department at North East Health Wangaratta had to be evacuated last night due to a fire.

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A code red was called just after 6pm when smoke was detected within the corridors near the pharmacy and imaging area.

As per their processes, the area was evacuated, and the fire brigade attended shortly after.

A piece of malfunctioning equipment has been named as the cause of the fire.

All patients and staff are safe, and returned to the Emergency Department by about 6.40pm.

There is expected to be some residual smoke smell in the area this morning.

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