The fire which started this afternoon at the Camp St. Prison has been put out. There are no reports of either inmates or law enforcement ranks being injured and the situation at the jailhouse is said to be under control.
Meanwhile, both the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) are investigating the incident. The origin of the fire is unknown.
The following scenes were captured by INews photographer, Carl Croker, when news of the fire broke this afternoon.