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2 inmates at Arizona prison set fire to mattress

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — Two inmates and two corrections officers have been taken
to a hospital for possible minor smoke inhalation after a fire at a state prison
in Buckeye.

Arizona Department of Corrections officials said two inmates at the Lewis
complex set fire to a mattress in their cell early Thursday afternoon.

DOC officials said prison staff quickly extinguished the small fire and
evacuated all inmates in the surrounding cells.

They said all staff and inmates are safe and accounted for and damage from the
fire is limited to the mattress and inmate property in the cell.

DOC officials said the two inmates and two corrections officers transported to a
Buckeye-area hospital are being evaluated.

There’s no immediate update on their conditions and DOC officials didn’t
release their names.


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