Reports of fire breaking out in cell at Lewes Prison

Firefighters are at the scene
Firefighters are at the scene

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending an ongoing incident at Lewes Prison.

A spokesperson said firefighters had been called following reports of a blaze in a cell.

The alarm was raised shortly after 4pm today (Thursday, March 7).

Fire engines from Lewes and Brighton are currently at the scene, said the spokesperson.

At 6.30pm, a prison service spokesman said the fire was put out before firefighters arrived and no-one was injured.