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Fire in prison cell at Swaleside in Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey to be investigated

22 February 2014
by Hayley Robinson

An internal investigation is to be carried out after a fire started in a prison cell.

Two appliances from Sheppey fire station were called to Swaleside in Brabazon Road, Eastchurch, at 4.27pm on Friday.

Swaleside Prison, Eastchurch

Swaleside Prison, Eastchurch

Crews used a hose reel jet to put the flames out and fans to clear the area of smoke before leaving the scene an hour later.

The cause is unknown.  A prison service spokesman said: "No staff or prisoners were injured.

"An internal investigation will take place."

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