Cells evacuated in Isle of Wight prison blaze
Prisoners in part of HMP Isle of Wight were evacuated from their cells after fire broke out in a corridor.
Crews were called to the category B prison in Newport shortly before 19:30 GMT to reports of a fire in one of the house blocks.
Firefighters were called to the prison's Albany site and the blaze was extinguished by 21:00.
The Ministry of Justice said an investigation was under way.
A fire service spokeswoman said the fire had begun in House Unit 15 of Alpha Wing of the prison.
A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: "There was a small fire on one of the house blocks at HMP Albany this evening.
"The fire is now out, and the fire service was called as a precaution. The matter is being investigated."
HMP Isle of Wight opened in 2009 following the merger of three prisons - Albany, Parkhurst and Camp Hill, although the latter facility closed in 2013.