Fire in cell at Winchester Prison

Daily Echo: Fire in cell at Winchester Prison Fire in cell at Winchester Prison

FIRE crews were called to Winchester Prison last night after a blaze broke out in a prisoner's cell.

Three fire engines and 12 firefighters attended the scene.

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We're not fully aware of how it started yet, but we believe the prisoner may have started it himself.”

An ambulance was also called to the incident at 10.30pm and one man was treated for light smoke inhalation, but was not taken to hospital.

It is understood the matter is not being pursued by police but will be dealt with internally by the prison service.

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7:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

Just asking a question....... I don't smoke so, if I was inside would I be allowed a smoke free environment? Anyone know the answer?
Just asking a question....... I don't smoke so, if I was inside would I be allowed a smoke free environment? Anyone know the answer? bazzeroz

8:25pm Mon 17 Dec 12

simaster says...

yes the law does not count in your own home
yes the law does not count in your own home simaster

9:54pm Mon 17 Dec 12

simaster says...

simaster wrote:
yes the law does not count in your own home
sorry no... the law does not count in your own home, i but you might be able to find a non smoker to share a cell with.
[quote][p][bold]simaster[/bold] wrote: yes the law does not count in your own home[/p][/quote]sorry no... the law does not count in your own home, i but you might be able to find a non smoker to share a cell with. simaster

5:21pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Nanny Ogg says...

Prisoners are only allowed to smoke in their cells and non smokers cannot be forced to share with someone who smokes
Prisoners are only allowed to smoke in their cells and non smokers cannot be forced to share with someone who smokes Nanny Ogg

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