Fire breaks out at Covid vaccination centre as people forced to run from burning building – with jab supply safe

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FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze that has broken out at a Covid vaccination centre in Surrey.

People awaiting jabs were forced to run from the burning building when the fire broke out earlier today.

People awaiting jabs were forced to run from the burning building

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People awaiting jabs were forced to run from the burning buildingCredit: Twitter

The blaze broke out at a Covid vaccination centre in Surrey

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The blaze broke out at a Covid vaccination centre in SurreyCredit: About Thames Ditton

Six fire engines and the aerial ladder platform are currently in attendance

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Six fire engines and the aerial ladder platform are currently in attendanceCredit: About Thames Ditton

Fire crews were called to the fire at the Vaccination Hub in Emerbrook Community Centre, Thames Dutton at 3.33pm today.

Everyone was self-evacuated after people began to smell burning and the power went out, a witness told SurreyLive.

Six fire engines and the aerial ladder platform are currently in attendance and the fire is confined to the roof.

Photos show firefighters tackling the blaze with smoke is pouring out of the building.

The first fire engine was in attendance in just over four minutes.


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Emergency teams are working with Surrey's Local Resilience Forum regarding the impact on the vaccination hub.

And a Fire Investigation Team are at the scene trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

The Centre is one of three other GP-led vaccination services in the Surrey Downs area.

The NHS has released a statement confiriming the the vaccine supply inside the building is safe.

It reads: "Earlier today, Saturday 13 February, a fire broke out at Emberbrook Community Health Centre in Thames Ditton.

"The location was being used as a vaccination site at the time and thanks to staff and volunteers, everyone in the building was safely evacuated.

"The vaccine supply has been secured and Surrey and London fire services have been attending on site.

"We apologise to anyone who was booked in for their vaccination this afternoon, and wasn’t able to receive it.

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"The practice team will be in touch to re-schedule these appointments. The next vaccination clinic is due to run on Wednesday and we are hoping to be able to use an alternative location.

"We will contact people who are booked in to have their vaccinations this week as soon as arrangements are confirmed.

"Glenlyn (Giggs Hill) Surgery is planning to operate as usual on Monday, with all other services available as usual."

The fire is confined to the roof of the building

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The fire is confined to the roof of the buildingCredit: About Thames Ditton

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