- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Officials say no one was hurt when inmates set a fire in a South Carolina jail.

The State newspaper reported the Columbia Fire Department said inmates at the Richland County jail set fire in a cell around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Fire Department Capt. Brick Lewis said the fire was out by the time firefighters arrived. He said a blanket had been set on fire in the cell.

Two inmates were in the cell.

The Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.


Information from: The State, https://www.thestate.com

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