Chelmsford prison inmate in hospital after cell fire
An inmate from Chelmsford prison has been taken to hospital after starting a fire in a cell.
Nine other people were treated at the scene after the fire took hold in the Springfield Road prison at 12:30 BST.
The prisoner, who is in his 20s, was taken to Broomfield Hospital. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening, the ambulance service said.
Essex Police are investigating the incident.
The ambulance service said it sent an ambulance, three rapid response vehicles and a hazardous area response team.
Staff at the prison managed to put the fire out and the fire service attended as a matter of course, the Ministry of Justice said.
Chelmsford prison accepts male prisoners and young offenders from the local area and is a Category B jail for inmates who do not require maximum security, but for whom escape still needs to be very difficult.