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Fire breaks out in police cell following migrant brawl

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Police detained 10 people late on Tuesday in connection with a small fire that broke out in a detention center in Menemi, in the northwestern suburbs of Thessaloniki. 

According to police, the fire broke out at around 11 p.m. in a cell where Algerian and Moroccan nationals were being detained following a brawl. It appears that the detainees set the fire on purpose. 

The fire damaged bedding in the cell but was extinguished before it could cause any injuries. 

The detainees were to face a Thessaloniki prosecutor on Wednesday.