BREAKING NEWS – Inmates set fires inside jail

Published 9:10 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Forrest County officials were investigating two fires set Tuesday night by inmates.

Hattiesburg Fire Capt. Brady Ingram says both fires occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday on third and fourth floors of the jail. Inmates were removed from the floors.

Ingram says both fires were small and firefighters went in to clear out the smoke.

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The inmates were allowed to return to their cells just before midnight.

Officials say a jail employee was treated for smoke inhalation at Forrest General Hospital.