Bristol hospital fire forces cancer patient evacuations

Cancer patients had to be evacuated from a Bristol hospital after a fire broke out in the early hours. Eight floors of the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre near the Bristol Royal Infirmary were affected by the blaze in the plant room. No-one was injured and the fire is believed to have started accidentally, hospital bosses said. Patients booked for radiotherapy and oncology procedures are being contacted by centre staff in order to make other arrangements for their treatment.