Firefighters called to blaze at Polmont Young Offenders Institute

Emergency crews were called to a young offenders institution in Polmont last night amidst reports of a blaze in a cell.

Thursday, 12th September 2019, 9:07 am
Emergency crews were called to a young offenders institution in Polmont last night amidst reports of a blaze in a cell. Picture: PA

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) arrived at the scene at Polmont Young Offenders Institute with three fire engines and a height appliance after an alarm had been raised around 7pm last night reporting a fire in one of the cells.

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The blaze had already been tackled by the prison staff once the services arrived, however the SFRS said one person was treated by medics for smoke inhalation.