Category Archives: Prison / Jail

Terre Haute, IN – Arson fire at correctional facility contained by sprinkler system

The surveillance pictures clearly show a man walking around the offices but he took steps to hide his face and disguise his identity. 

Wearing dark clothing, gloves, and a ski mask, the suspect broke into the Community Corrections Center and then wandered the halls and offices spreading an accelerant with a spray bottle.Continue Reading »

Laconia, NH – Sprinkler system helps to limit fire at county jail; Overheated generator was cause

A fire that broke out at the newly completed Belknap County Community Corrections Center last week may have caused as much as $100,000 in damaging, authorities report.  Assistant Fire Chief Kirk Beattie said an exhaust pipe from an emergency generator overheated during a load test, setting the surrounding plywood on fire.Continue Reading »

Gadsden, AL – Detention center sprinkler system helps stop fire allegedly set by ICE detainee

An investigation is underway after an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainee reportedly set a fire inside a maximum-security unit at the Etowah County Detention Center.

According to the Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, the fire was reported around 7:43 a.m. Friday in Unit 3.Continue Reading »

Chillicothe, OH – Laundry fire at correctional facility controlled with help from sprinkler system

Chillicothe firefighters responded early today to the Chillicothe Correctional Center, and upon arrival, moderate smoke was coming from the south side of the north service building where they discovered a fire in a large clothes dryer.

A report by Fire Chief Darrell Wright says a pressurized water can was used to extinguish the fire.Continue Reading »

Burlington, KY – Laundry fire at county jail contained with help from sprinkler system

A fire that broke out in a commercial dryer last Monday night at the Boone County Jail was ruled accidental and caused by bedding materials that overheated in the unit.

Crews from the Columbia Fire Department and Boone County Fire Protection District were sent to the jail, 2121 County Drive, at 10:54 p.m.Continue Reading »

Columbia, MO – Fire at Boone County Jail kept in check by sprinkler; No injuries

Brenham, TX – Sprinklers activate to help contain fire that started in jail laundry; No injuries

An overnight fire in the laundry room at the Washington County Jail set off the alarms and the sprinkler system, according to Chief Deputy Jay Petrash . The jail staff discovered the fire around early Tuesday morning. Brenham Fire Department personnel arrived within minutes extinguishing the flames.Continue Reading »

Murfreesboro, TN – Jail fire quickly extinguished by sprinkler system

A nurse suffered smoke inhalation during a medical office fire Saturday afternoon at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, according to a release from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services paramedics took the nurse to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment, the release stated.Continue Reading »