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Major fire at cancer hospital

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Patients and staff have been evacuated from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London after the top floor and roof of the building caught fire.
A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said there was a ‘significant’ fire at the specialist cancer hospital, located on the Fulham Road in Chelsea.

Following a call-out at 1.20pm today, 15 fire engines and 70 firefighters are attending the blaze, which started on the fifth floor and spread to the roof.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: ‘Patients from the hospital are being evacuated. The fire is located on the top floor of the building and it has spread to a portion of the roof.’

There is currently no indication as to the cause of the fire, or if there are any injuries.
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