Crews tackle blaze at prison museum

Crews tackle blaze at prison museum

Fire crews have tackled a blaze which broke out in a prison museum in London last weekend.

A total of 20 firefighters and four fire engines were called to the Clink Prison museum in Southwark on Sunday morning (10th June) at around 10.30am.

Part of the basement was destroyed in the fire, which was brought under control after an hour.

Investigators believe an electrical fault caused the blaze, in which no one is believed to have been injured.

A ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in England and Wales, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

If the fire risk assessment is deemed to be carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or a prison sentence of up to two years.

The museum, which is built on the site of the Clink prison in Southwark, was open as usual on Monday.

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