In the north of Porto Alegre, a floor at Hospital Conceiço is evacuated after a fire starts.

On Thursday morning at Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceiço on Avenida Francisco Trein, north of Porto Alegre, a fire started in a location close to the emergency room .

Firefighters continue to say that the situation is under control, but there was a lot of smoke present. The electrical panel of an air conditioner is where the fire would have originated.

Just before 9am, the incident began. Even patients on stretchers had to be removed from the building, forcing hospital staff to leave wards and wait outside.

Hospitals Cristo Redentor and Vila Nova had to receive certain patients for transfer.

I ran out," Ereni Carvalho Gomes dos Santos, a patient at Conceiço Hospital, recalled in an interview with Rádio Gacha.