Minimal Damage After Fire At Hutchinson Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, November 5, 2012

No injuries and minor damage were reported after a fire at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.

The fire Sunday evening was reported in D Cell House Sunday evening.

Prison spokesman Dirk Moss says the cause is under investigation.

Battalion Chief Doug Hanen says the fire occurred in a restricted area where plumbing and cables are contained. Crews extinguished the fire within 10 minutes.

Prisoners were moved to the prison yard when the fire was reported but returned to the cell block after the fire crews left.

This is the second fire at the facility in the past month. An inmate was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in his cell in October. No one else was injured.

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