Smoke at Wellington hospital caused by generator issue

A number of fire engines were called out to Wellington hospital today but there is no fire threat.

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The hospital says a generator issue caused smoke and fumes. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Police said there were reports of smoke at the hospital after an issue with a generator.

They said an alarm went off and Fire and Emergency responded but nothing caught fire.

A “routine maintenance” created “fumes with the appearance of smoke or steam”, the hospital said.

It said the fire service came as a precaution and had since left, and there was was no risk or disruption to patients or services.

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