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Oxfordshire: Fire At Immigration Detention Centre
Two men have been taken to hospital after a fire at an immigration detention centre in Oxfordshire, the Home Office says.
The cause of the blaze at the privately-run Campsfield House centre in Kidlington is not yet known.
A Home Office spokesman said around half the detainees were being moved to other centres because of damage to the building.
The spokesman added: "All the detainees have been accounted for and two male detainees are now in hospital.
"The cause of the fire is being investigated by police and the fire service."
The blaze started at 9pm on Friday night in one of the three blocks that make up the centre and was brought under control by midnight.
Ten fire engines were sent to put it out.
Campsfield is a long-term centre where male detainees are kept pending the outcome of their immigration case and subsequent removal.
It is run by MITIE and has space for 216 beds.