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Crews called to fire at Wayland Prison in Griston, near Thetford

PUBLISHED: 17:47 24 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:21 24 September 2017

Wayland Prison 

Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Wayland Prison Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Three fire crews have been called to a fire which has reportedly broken out at one of the county’s prisons.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue were called at 5.02pm to Griston, near Thetford, where it is believed prisoners ignited the blaze at Wayland Prison.

Three crews were called to the fire, but a Norfolk Fire spokesman said they were there “more as a precaution” and the fire was extinguished before their arrival.

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