Firefighters called to Bexhill Hospital

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Firefighters were called out to Bexhill Hospital in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, September 15).

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service received a call just after 3.10am reporting a burning smell in the Irvine Unit, which has 54 inpatient beds.

Two appliances from Bexhill Fire Station raced to the scene.

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to locate the source of the smell.

The burning smell was found to have been caused by a faulty motor on a hot water pump.

The incident was left with the building’s maintenance team and no further action was taken by firefighters.

A spokesman for the hospital said no one was evacuated from the building.

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