Vaccination hub on fire in Surrey as fire fighters tackle massive blaze

Firefighters are tackling a blaze which has broken out at a vaccination hub in Surrey.

Everyone was self-evacuated from the Thames Ditton Emberbrook Community Health Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The fire service was called to the scene at just after 3.30 pm, Global247news understands.

Photos show emergency crews tackling the blaze in the roof, where smoke is pouring out.

A witness at the scene said the power went out and everyone began to smell burning.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “We were called to a fire at the Vaccination Hub in Emerbrook Community Centre, Thames Dutton at 3.33 pm today.

“6 fire engines and the aerial ladder platform are in attendance.

“Everyone self-evacuated & the fire is currently confined to the roof.”

They added: “Our first fire engine was in attendance in just over 4 minutes.

“Our emergency team are working with @surrey_lrf regarding the impact on the vaccination hub.”

Emberbrook Community Health Centre is one among three other GP-led vaccination services in the Surrey Downs area – alongside Epsom Racecourse, Fitznells Manor Surgery in Ewell and Medwyn Surgery in Dorking.

SFRS has said its emergency team is working with Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) regarding the impact on vaccinations being administered.

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.


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