Fire crews called to cell a blaze at HMP Pentonville Prison in North London

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An inmate at Pentonville  Prison that holds up to 1,215  has set fire to his cell.

Firefighters  from the  London Fire Brigade  were called by staff at the Victorian-built prison on Caledonian Road in Islington  after the fire broke out within a cell on “A wing”

Fire crews were scrambled just after 6.37pm on Sunday evening (November 15th)

Prison Staff within the jail attempted to tackle the blaze in an attempt to extinguish the flames before the arrival of the fire service.