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Police called to Northwick Park after possible ‘deliberately ignited’ fire breaks out

London Fire Brigade and Met Police were called to Northwick Park Hospital last night after a fire broke out near the A&E waiting area.

A spokesperson for Met Police told Harrow Online: “Police are investigating after a fire in a bin at Northwick Park Hospital.

“The incident happened at about 23:50hrs on Monday, 9 May in a toilet near the A&E at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.

Police called to Northwick Park after possible ‘deliberately ignited’ fire breaks out Harrow Online
Northwick Park Hospital A&E Department. Credit: Harrow Online

“LFB had attended and found evidence to suggest a rubbish bin had been deliberately ignited and an attempt made to ignite another bin.

“There were no injuries and only slight damage caused. There have been no arrests.”

One member of Harrow Online said that the entire department was evacuated.

A spokesperson for the London North West University Health Care trust, who control the hospital, said: “Security discovered small fire in bin inside A&E toilet at 11.30pm last night. Bin was taken outside and Fire Brigade attended and evacuated waiting area as a precaution. No injuries and public allowed back inside within the hour.”

London Fire Brigade were called to the hospital at 11:46pm last night to a smell of burning plastic in the A&E waiting room.

There was a ‘small fire’ which firefighters had dealt with by 12:04am.

Thankfully, the Brigade confirmed that nobody was injured.