St Albans Town Hall flooded

Fire engine in front of the Old Town Hall

Fire engine in front of the Old Town Hall - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS are this afternoon (Wednesday) pumping out the basement of St Albans Town Hall after it was discovered flooded, possibly with sewage.

A fireman oversees the pumping of sewage from the basement of The Old Town Hall

A fireman oversees the pumping of sewage from the basement of The Old Town Hall - Credit: Archant

Crew commander Simon Lincoln from St Albans fire station said that firefighters arrived at the city landmark, a Grade II listed building, at about 1.15pm today after receiving a call about the basement being found flooded with water four-feet-deep.

The public women’s toilets in the building have been closed as a result, but the men’s facilities remain open.

Simon said it was “potentially sewage” and that a submersible pump was being used by the crew to clear the basement.

He was not sure how long firefighters would be at the scene.


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A spokesperson for St Albans district council said that the cellar contains boilers only.

As the flooding is contained within the basement, the Tourist Information Centre has remained opened to the public.

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