BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Camp Street jail

Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 21:54 by Denis Chabrol

Fire fighters were Wednesday night battling a fire at the Camp Street jail but none of the prisoners has escaped, police said.

Divisional Commander of the Guyana Police Force, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that inmates lit a mattress in a section of the media.

No immediate information was available about the circumstances that led to the fire.

Inmates were heard shouting from their cells.