I have news now (00.50) they are now taking the detanees out of the building.
We'll post any update we can get.
Harmondsworth is run by Kaylix, former UK Detention Services.
The alarm in C wing is no longer working, we can hear the alarm from B wing on and off. He cannot see any fire from where he is, says fire has been extinguished on the ground floor but is still burning upstairs. All lights have gone off in B wing.
It seems there was a fire at Colnbrook early yesterday afternoon. It seems detainees were evacuated and taken back into the building, and a detainee reported everything was OK.
It seems a more serious disturbance started at Harmondsworth at 9pm and detainees are being taken out of the building.
Emma Ginn from NCADC/ repost
Many detainees are now outside in the exercise yard. The detainees on 3rd floor are locked in and cannot go out. They can smell a lot of smoke. They have no ventilation and it's getting very hot.
Several detainees are still locked up inside the building.
Some people have been tortured and they don't get medical care, they get abused by officers, they are kept in detention a long time.
Some want to go back to their countries but they are kapt in detention.
Some are scared to go back and get beaten at the airport.
Some have family here in the UK.
If people complain they are put in isolation, you cannot say anything.
'This country is abusing us' they say.
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"A disturbance began late last night at Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre in Middlesex. A number of specialist officers from prisons across the South of England have been deployed. All four wings of the detention centre are involved in the incident.
"A number of small fires were lit in the early hours of the morning which automatically activated the sprinkler system.
"We are not aware of any injuries to staff or detainees at this time.
"Harmondsworth Detention Centre can hold 501 detainees and is currently holding 482.
"Police have assisted the Prison and Immigration Services by securing the perimeter and there is absolutely no risk to the public."
John O, NCACD / repost
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A detainee in D wing says nobody was hurt in his wing so far, but anti-riot police are there so they may start beating them now...
Toghether with others he was taken to the courtyard around midnight and spent the night there, with no food and it was cold, he was shivering and could not go back inside until 7 am , he did not get his medicaton.
A detainee in A wing says they are all locked up in their rooms and the police are beating up people in the corridor. They had no water, no food and they spent the night locked inside all night despite the smoke and heath.
A BBC journailst who is on the scene says there are 15 vans of the type used to move detainees, and lots of police.