Christchurch Males’s Jail inmate allegedly began hearth in his cell


Emergency services were called to Christchurch Men's Prison on Friday evening after an inmate allegedly started a "small fire".

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Emergency companies had been known as to Christchurch Males’s Jail on Friday night after an inmate allegedly began a “small hearth”.

Corrections is launching a “full investigation” after a prisoner allegedly began a hearth in his cell.

Christchurch Males’s Jail jail director Jo Harrex stated emergency companies had been known as to the jail on Friday night for a “small hearth”.

“Employees responded instantly and Hearth and Emergency NZ was known as. The fireplace was not totally engaged and was rapidly put out.”

The prisoner was prone to face costs, Harrex stated.

“All employees and prisoners within the space had been checked, and no employees or prisoners required medical remedy on the time of the incident. Additional welfare checks will probably be carried out right this moment. The prisoner was safely relocated to a different cell, and the jail is working as regular.

“We’ll perform a full investigation and police have been notified.”