Pennsylvania

Inmate Sets Fire at Graterford Prison in Montgomery County

Firefighters were called to the state prison in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Tuesday night to douse a blaze set by an inmate, county officials said.

The fire was started in a cell around 6:30 p.m. at the correctional facility along 1 Prison Road in Skippack Township, officials said.

One inmate was hurt in the fire, officials said. A medical helicopter was dispatched to medevac the prisoner.

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Officials couldn't say if the injured inmate was the same person who set the fire.

Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire once inside.

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