Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue was called to a structure fire at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre on Tuesday afternoon.
The fire call came in just before 2 p.m., and was brought under control soon after firefighters arrived on scene at the prison on 256th Street.
“When we got there, there was a mattress that was on fire in a smoking condition in one of the cells,” said deputy fire chief Geoffrey Spriggs.
There were four fire trucks on scene, as well as RCMP.
At least one patient was reported to have been treated on the scene but did not need to be transported to hospital – although it is not clear if they were treated for smoke inhalation or an injury related to the fire.
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