Kent

Fire at old Rivendell Hospital site in Eastry tackled

Former hospital site
Image caption The fire destroyed the roof of the two-storey derelict former Rivendell Hospital

About 40 firefighters have tackled a fire that has destroyed the roof of a former hospital in Kent.

Emergency teams were called to the former Rivendell Hospital in Eastry just after 03:00 BST.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the roof of the two-storey derelict building had been completely destroyed.

A spokesman said the ground and first floors were severely damaged by fire and water. There were no reported injuries.

Six fire engines, one height vehicle and a command support unit were at the incident where the fire was mainly in the roof space.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites