An inmate at Wormwood Scrubs Prison that holds up to 1279 has set fire to his cell.
Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade were called by staff at the Victorian-built prison on Du cane Road after the fire broke out within a cell on “D wing”
Prison Staff within the jail tackled the blaze extinguishing the flames before the arrival of the fire service.
The Prison Service confirmed that no-one was injured and that protocol required the fire service to be called automatically if there is any type of fire.
A spokesperson said: “Staff at quickly extinguished cell fire No-one was injured and the fire brigade were called.”
The spokesperson also confirmed that the prisoner would be placed on report and punished for his actions.