Four hospitalized, another 21 are injured after inmates set multiple fires inside a Baltimore jail

Four hospitalized, another 21 are injured after inmates set multiple fires inside a Baltimore jail 2
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Four hospitalized and another 21 are injured after inmates set multiple fires inside a Baltimore jail: At least 30 others were evacuated after five deliberate blazes were set on the fifth floor

  • 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 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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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.  

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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. 

Crews descend on Baltimore City Jail Sunday night after at least five fires were set inside the facility

Crews descend on Baltimore City Jail Sunday night after at least five fires were set inside the facility

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Four people, including a corrections officer, were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Four people, including a corrections officer, were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Another 30 people had to be evacuated from the jail in Maryland's largest city due to the fires

Another 30 people had to be evacuated from the jail in Maryland’s largest city due to the fires

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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The Baltimore Fire Union said medical ambulance buses were called from other counties across the state. 

The state fire marshal said the investigation was still ‘active.’

No charges have been filed yet against anyone potentially involved with setting the fires. 

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