Monday, 16 June 2014

Fire guts jail at Northeast

EMERGENCY crews were scrambled after a fire broke out at the North-east’s super-jail.
The fire started in a cell at HMP Grampian in Peterhead.
It is believed the fire broke out after bed sheets were torched.
Three fire appliances were sent to the prison – one from Maud and two from Peterhead – however the crews were not required.
A prisoner was in the cell at the time of the blaze.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Prison Service said: “The fire crews were not needed as the prison’s fire detection system put out the fire before they arrived.
“It is understood bedding material was used to start the fire.
“The prisoner will now be checked over by a doctor for smoke inhalation and injuries – although it is believed that no one was hurt as a result of the incident.
“It is too early to say how much damage has been caused by the fire, more details will be available at a later stage.”
An investigation has been launched by prison bosses into the cause of the blaze.



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