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3 treated after fire at Lincoln Correctional Center | KTIC Radio

3 treated after fire at Lincoln Correctional Center

3 treated after fire at Lincoln Correctional Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says three people have been treated for possible smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a cell at a Lincoln prison.

A statement from the department says the fire was reported at the Lincoln Correctional Center around 10:05 p.m. Monday.

Battalion Chief Jim Bopp of the Lincoln Fire Department tells the Omaha World-Herald the fire was out of as 11 p.m.

The statement says all inmates in the unit were evacuated. It says as a precaution, two inmates and one staffer were being treated for possible smoke inhalation.

The fire comes after a disturbance with inmates last month sent nine employees to the hospital.

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