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In a BBC report, Saturday 13 June 2009, a fire was started and “disorder” broke out at Brook House immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport, Sussex police said. 

Minor damage was reported by officers at the detention centre, which houses 312 people awaiting deportation. No injuries were reported and the fire is said to have burnt itself out. 

The force said “disorder” involving 30 detainees started at about 2250 BST and was confined to one wing. Officers were called in to support security firm G4S. 

G4S, with the help of HM Prison Service, currently manages the welfare of detainees inside the centre. 

A second fire, that was unrelated to the first, according to a spokesperson for G4S, was also started by “one of the detainees setting fire to his bedding” on Saturday afternoon. It was extinguished using sprinklers and fire extinguishers. 

The spokesperson added that a detainee who assisted in putting out the fire was “slightly injured” and the fire had delayed some detainees being fed.

Source: BBC

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