Doncaster prison wing evacuated after fire

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PRISONERS were evacuated from a wing at Doncaster Prison last night after a fire was started in one of the cells.

Firefighters said the blaze smoke-logged the wing but nobody was injured during the incident.

Crews spent two and a half hours at the prison.

John Biggin, Prison Governor at HMP Doncaster, said: “There was a disturbance at HMP Doncaster in which a cell fire instigated an evacuation of one of the prison wings.

“During the evacuation, a small number of the prisoners were non compliant and caused a minor fire in the TV room.

“The situation was resolved quickly and an internal investigation into how the cell fire originated is underway.”