Fire breaks out at Wyatt Detention Center, sends 3 to hospital

The Central Falls Fire Department is seen outside the Wyatt Detention Center after a fire broke out, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (WLNE)

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — A fire broke out at the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls and sent three people to the hospital.

The Central Falls Fire Department said a small fire broke out inside a cell at the facility Monday afternoon. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Fire fighters said two inmates and a corrections officer were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately released and is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal.

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