A FIRE that damaged a Stawell Regional Health sign has been deemed not suspicious.
The incident happened about 10.15pm on Friday.
The hospital alerted the public about the incident in a social media post to Facebook the next day.
Speaking to the Stawell Times-News on Monday, Stawell Regional Health chief executive Kate Pryde said the investigation into the fire was ongoing. However, she said police had advised the hospital that the fire was not deliberately lit.
"Country Fire Authority crews responded to the incident extremely quickly," she said.
"They were able to make sure the fire didn't spread to the plants or hospital buildings nearby.
"The fire caused some disruption to the circuiting and electrical capacity at the hospital.
"Our maintenance crews worked tirelessly over the weekend to reroute the hospital and make sure we could still function normally."
Ms Pryde said the hospital had already started looking at ways to replace the sign.
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