LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Numerous small fires were reported at the Men’s Central Jail on Sunday evening, authorities said.
KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reported that the fires were set during an inmate disturbance that may have included as many as 50 men who stay in individual cells on the third floor of the jail.READ MORE: As 49er Fans Descend Upon The Southland, Rams Fans Prep For NFC Championship
Just before 6 p.m., the inmates started setting fire to paper and bed sheets in their cells, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies had to secure the area and put the jail on lockdown before firefighters could take care of the blazes.READ MORE: Firefighters Discover Human Remains After Putting Out RV Fire In Wilmington
Two inmates had to be treated for smoke inhalation, authorities said, and a total of 159 had to be moved to other areas of the jail, which is located at 441 E. Bauchet St.MORE NEWS: 'Is He Alive? Is He Alright?' Family Left With Nothing But Questions After Ricky McGhee's Disappearance Weeks Ago
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