FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire at Styal Prison.

Crews were called following reports of a fire in a workshop at around 12.20pm yesterday.

On arrival at the prison on Styal Road in Wilmslow firefighters discovered that a shredder was on fire in a single-storey brick-built building.

Electricity and water supplies to the building were isolated and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

Once the fire was out the wooden ceiling was peeled back to expose the joists and firefighters damped the building down to make it safe.

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Crews from Poynton, Stockport and Cheadle were at the scene for more than 30 minutes.