Fire by St Albans hospital

PUBLISHED: 14:05 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:20 24 August 2012

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FIREFIGHTERS attended a blaze near St Albans City Hospital yesterday (August 23).

The fire began in a green space by Oysterfields which is behind the Waverley Road hospital.

It is believed to have been caused by children making a den with hospital rubbish.

The fire crew used a backpack sprayer to put it out shortly after 3.30pm.

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