Staff, patients evacuated after fire breaks out in Toowoomba Hospital

PARTS of Toowoomba Hospital were evacuated this morning after a fire broke out on one of the upper floors.

Emergency services were called to the Pechey Street hospital in South Toowoomba just before 8am after staff reported smoke in the building.

Multiple fire crews raced to the scene where, on arrival, they located smoke and evidence of a fire on level five.


A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson told myGC it appeared as though the blaze had self-extinguished before fires crews arrived.

Fire fighters worked to make the area safe before issuing the all-clear and allowing medical staff and patients to return to their departments.

Fortunately, no one was injured. The cause of the fire remains unknown.