Inmate treated for smoke inhalation after fire in prison cell

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Saughton: The fire broke out in a prisoner's cell.© Deadline

An inmate has been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in his cell at Saughton prison.

The blaze broke out at around 9.45pm on Monday in the cell.

Prison officers managed to extinguish the flames before Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service arrived.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus to make sure the fire was out before calling an ambulance for the inmate.

The 46-year-old was treated for smoke inhalation. It is not yet known what caused the fire.

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