Blundeston: Crews called to blaze in prison

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a blaze broke out a prison.

Crews were called to Blundeston prison for a fire in a ground floor recreation room shortly before 12pm. The incident was tackled before crews arrived, however the cause is not known.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “A minor fire was detected and quickly extinguished by staff at HMP Blundeston.

“The fire service were called and attended as a matter of procedure. There were no injuries to prisoners and three members of staff received hospital treatment as a precautionary measure.

“There was no loss of accommodation and no disruption to the prison regime.

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus