- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Five female inmates intend to sue over injuries they say they sustained in a February fire at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.

The Clovis News Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Snq1Bp) Portales attorney Eric D. Dixon filed the tort claim against the county Tuesday. The filing says the fire was started by another inmate who had been given a lighter by a jailer.

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said an investigation is planned.

Pyle declined to comment further on “threatened litigation.”

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Information from: Clovis News Journal, https://www.cnjonline.com

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