NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials say four firefighters suffered minor injuries and 200 inmates had to be relocated after a fire broke out in an air conditioning room on Rikers Island.
Fire officials said the blaze started just after 8 p.m. last night and took three hours to bring under control. The cause remains under investigation.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
Department of Correction spokeswoman Sharman Stein says there were no injuries to staff or inmates.READ MORE: Tornado Confirmed In Essex County; Residents In New Jersey Face Big Cleanup
The displaced prisoners have been moved to other cells in the same complex.
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