Fire breaks out at Surrey vaccination centre - but jab supplies saved

Fire in Surrey vaccination centre
Fire in Surrey vaccination centre (PA Media)
20:34pm, Sat 13 Feb 2021
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A vaccination centre in Surrey had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in the building.

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.

Fire in Surrey vaccination centre (PA Media)

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.

“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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