Operations and appointments cancelled at Boston Pilgrim Hospital after fire breaks out

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Operations and some appointments at Boston Pilgrim Hospital have been cancelled after a fire broke out this morning.

Firefighters were called to the hospital at about 6am and patients and staff were evacuated. The fire is believed to have broken out in the stroke unit. Nobody has been hurt.

Eight fire engines attended the hospital.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said on its website: “Due to a fire at Pilgrim hospital, Boston, day case appointments and elective operations have been cancelled today. Outpatient appointments will go ahead as planned. The hospital will be in contact with patients to rearrange those appointments.

“Please only use A&E if your condition is serious, life-threatening or dangerous.”

It has been reported the fire may have been started by a microwave and about 25 patients who were on the floor at the time were moved to alternative wards within the hospital.