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Fire crews tackle blaze at Winchester Prison
8:13am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
SCORES of fire fighters from across the south were sent to Winchester prison to reports of a fire in a cell this morning.
Three crews from Winchester fire station and a crew from St Mary's were sent to the scene at around 7am.
The small fire was dealt with by prison staff on the arrival of fire crews.
Crews used a thermal imaging camera to analyse the cell and are currently dampening down the area.
The incident was over by around 7.45am.
It is not known how the fire was caused but a spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was now down to the prison authorities to investigate the cause of the blaze.
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