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.