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Chiddingfold doctor's surgery destroyed in fire

Chiddingfold doctor's surgery destroyed in fire

Published by Carol Musgrave at 6:12am 7th January 2019. (Updated at 4:27pm 7th January 2019)

A medical practice in Chiddingfold has been destroyed in a fire.

Firefighters were called out to Chiddingfold Surgery along Ridgley Road, at around 3:45am on Monday morning (January 7).

 

Police say residents in houses nearby were evacuated.

The road is still shut in both directions from Coxcombe Lane to Woodside Road and we're told it is likely to stay closed "for several days". 

The cause  of the blaze is being investigated.

Chiddingfold fire doctor's surgery
Chiddingfold fire doctor's surgery
Chiddingfold fire doctor's surgery

Six appliances were sent to fight the blaze, from Haslemere, Godalming, Guildford, Cranleigh and Painshill fire stations.

The Aerial Ladder Platform from Leatherhead and a water carrier from Petworth station was also used. to put out the flames.

The damage appears to be substantial - the building has been gutted, with the roof destroyed.

The Chiddingfold Surgery website said alternative arrangements are being made for patients with appointments:

"During the early hours of this morning Chiddingfold Surgery caught fire, we will update patients as soon as we have further information.

"If you require a doctor in an emergency please telephone NHS111."

 

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