6 Corrections Officers Hurt After Inmate Sets Cell Ablaze at Graterford Prison

A half-dozen corrections officers at Graterford Prison were hurt Friday after a prisoner set his cell on fire, Montgomery county officials said.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. at the Skippack, Pennsylvania facility. The officers were exposed to heavy smoke while responding to the fire and suffered smoke inhalation, officials said.

Four officers were taken to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery for treatment. Two others were checked out at the prison.

No word on the prisoner's condition.

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