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Fire at Altnagelvin Hospital in County Londonderry

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Several wards at Altnagelvin Hospital in County Londonderry have been evacuated due to a fire at the top of the 11-storey building. Almost 50 firefighters and 11 fire appliances are at the scene. The police are also in attendance. The Western Health Trust has reassured the public that "there are no injuries and the incident is under control". It has advised visitors not to come to Altnagelvin until further notice.

The entrances to the hospital have been closed to all non-emergency personnel.

The Mayor of Derry, Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has paid tribute to "all the emergency services who worked together to ensure the safety of staff and patients at the hospital".