Fire crews called to tackle blaze in cell at Doncaster prison

Fire crews were called to a Doncaster prison this morning to tackle a blaze in a cell.

Saturday, 9th March 2019, 8:16 am
Updated Saturday, 9th March 2019, 8:18 am
HMP Lindholme

A spokesperson said firefighters had been called to Lindholme Prison following reports of a cell fire.

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The alarm was raised around 6am this morning, Saturday, March 9.

Fire engines from Thorne attended the scene with another from Doncaster to act as a back up pump.

Prison officers managed to get the prisoner out of the cell before emergency services arrived.

The fire was out upon arrival and no injuries were reported, a spokesperson said.

Checks were made to ensure there was no further danger before crews left at 6:30am.