At least four people – including a corrections officer – were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after inmates set a series of fires inside a state correctional facility in Baltimore Sunday evening.
The city’s fire department responded at around 8 p.m. Sunday night to reports of a fire inside the jail alongside Baltimore fire officials.
The state fire marshal and Maryland Department of Emergency was called in to help, as well as local EMS.
Baltimore Fire officials said crews ‘quickly extinguished’ the flames.
The Maryland Fire Marshal tweeted that 21 people were treated for minor smoke inhalation inside the facility.
Another three inmates and one correctional officer were taken to local hospitals for reported non-life-threatening injuries.
A local firefighters union said that the event started as a mattress fire and crews were forced to evacuate at least 30 more inmates.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Stephen M. Lepore