DUBLIN Fire Brigade were called to put out a fire in Mountjoy prison this afternoon after a prisoner set fire to their cell.
Two fire units arrived at the prison as one cell went alight just before 9.00pm this evening – but the cause of the flame is unknown.
A spokesperson for the Irish Prison Service told the Irish Sun: “Very early reports as of yet but there was a fire in a cell.
“A prisoner set fire to his cell, there was a lot of smoke and two units were called.
“There are no reports of any injuries.”
A spokesperson for the Dublin Fire Brigade said: “There was small fire in the prison.
“Two units were dispatched, they cleared the landing until the smoke had gone.
“There were no signs it was done on purpose.”
Article taken from The Sun