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Teens flee as grassfire threatens hospital

Police are looking for four teenagers after a fire that threatened the Northern Hospital in Epping on Wednesday.

The fire came within metres of the hospital and police believe the blaze was deliberately lit.

The fire broke out about 3.50pm and destroyed 35 hectares of grassland. Emergency services considered evacuating hospital patients.

Police had to help a pregnant woman who was in labour when she arrived at the hospital for the birth.

Detectives want to speak to four boys, aged between 13 and 17, who were seen running from the grasslands about the time the fire started.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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