Fire crews have been called to Torbay Hospital to investigate a smell of gas.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted just before 3pm on Tuesday.
Two crews from Torquay were sent to the scene. They were backed-up by two more crews from Newton Abbot.
The crews are currently still at the hospital trying to locate the source of the smell.
One of the engines from Newton Abbot is a Environmental Protection Unit.
A spokesman for the fire service confirmed: “We are investigating a smell of gas at Torbay Hopsital.”
He said it was a large fire service response was routine in the circumstances.
“The crews are currently trying to locate the source of the smell,” he added.
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