Correctional Services investigate after inmate captures video of prison fire

The blaze was started inside the facility last week and spread through two communal cells.

Four detainees and six officials had to be treated for smoke inhalation. Picture: YouTube screengrab.

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services is investigating after a video of a fire at the Krugersdorp prison was taken by an inmate.

The blaze was started inside the facility last week and spread through two communal cells.

Four detainees and six officials had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Three people have been linked to the fire.

Department spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said, "We are investigating this matter, inclusive of an illegal cellphone that has taken the video is now placed on social media platforms and gone viral."

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