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Overheated photocopier leads to hospital alarm
AN OVERHEATED photocopier led to evacuation of the front lobby of Basingstoke hospital .
A total of seven crews rushed to the hospital at 2.34pm today after the smell of smoke was reported in a booking office.
Sarah Julian, communications manager at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , said: “It was an overheated photocopier. Someone smelled smoke and activated the alarm, but there was no fire.”
She added that a small number of people were evacuated from the front lobby, but they soon returned.