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Fire crews put out blaze at vaccination centre after people evacuated

Fire crews put out blaze at vaccination centre after people waiting for their Covid jabs evacuated the building

  • Surrey Fire Service said people evacuated from Emberbrook Community Centre
  • It said it took less than five minutes for the first fire engine to arrive at the scene
  • Pictures of the incident online show smoke billowing out of the roof of building

A vaccination centre in Surrey had to be evacuated today after a fire broke out in the building.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said people had self evacuated from Emberbrook Community Centre in Thames Ditton before firefighters arrived at 3.33pm.

On Twitter, it said it took less than five minutes for the first fire engine to arrive at the scene.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said people had self evacuated from Emberbrook Community Centre, in Raphael Drive, Thames Ditton, on Saturday before firefighters arrived at 3.33pm

On Twitter, it said it took less than five minutes for the first fire engine to arrive at the scene

Pictures of the incident being shared online show smoke billowing out of the roof of the building.

Surrey Heartlands CCG said the centre was being used as a vaccination site at the time and that the vaccine supply has been secured.

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


Pictures of the incident being shared online show smoke billowing out of the roof of the building

‘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.’

It said Glenlyn (Giggs Hill) Surgery, which is housed in the same building, is planning to operate as usual on Monday.

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