Patients are evacuated from Leeds hospital after reports of a fire in the ...

Dozens of patients are evacuated from Leeds hospital into the 1C cold outside after reports of a fire in the building Police officers and fire crews rushed to Leeds General Infirmary on Thursday A man was arrested at the scene after he was caught 'attempting to start a fire' Dramatic photos and video showed elderly patients in beds being wheeled out 

By Harry Howard For Mailonline

Published: 20:13 GMT, 21 January 2021 | Updated: 20:17 GMT, 21 January 2021

Dozens of patients were evacuated from Leeds hospital into the freezing cold after a fire broke out inside, with smoke reportedly filling the corridors.

Police officers and fire crews rushed to Leeds General Infirmary on Thursday evening as patients and staff were ordered to leave.

A man was arrested at the scene after he was caught 'causing damage' and 'attempting to start a fire', police said. 

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Dramatic photos and video showed elderly patients in their beds being wheeled out of the hospital. Temperatures in the city were around 1C (33.8F) at the time.  

Dozens of patients were evacuated from Leeds hospital into the freezing cold after a fire broke out inside, with smoke reportedly filling the corridors

Dozens of patients were evacuated from Leeds hospital into the freezing cold after a fire broke out inside, with smoke reportedly filling the corridors

A man with former colleagues at the scene said smoke had filled the corridors in several areas.  He said: 'I heard that the smoke was filling up the corridors from A and E up to ICU and

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