January 14, 2022 12.17 pm This story is over 29 months old

Firefighters called to blaze inside Lincoln prison cell

The cause is unclear at the moment

By Local Democracy Reporter

Firefighters are at Lincoln prison after reports of a fire inside a jail cell on Friday morning.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue confirmed to The Lincolnite they were called to HMP Lincoln on Greetwell Road on Friday morning after it was reported a fire had started inside one of the cells at the prison.

Firefighters have been at the scene for most of the morning trying to establish a cause and ensure that prisoners and staff are kept safe from the incident.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue issued a statement shortly before 2pm saying: “Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called out at 9.04am to an incident at HM Prison in Lincoln.

“Crews from Lincoln North, Lincoln South, Bardney, Market Rasen and Sleaford attended to extinguish a fire involving a small quantity of clothes and bedding within the cell. There was also light smoke damage within the cell. “