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Old 10-24-2012, 11:02 PM
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Default Fire at the Whakkey Avenue Jail aka New Haven Correctional

Just an FYI on 10/23/12 at about 10 pm there was a fire at the jail. The papers did report it and the fire itself was not that bad, however the smoke was another thing. Of course corrections played it to the minimal, but I had a radio on and was listening to the whole thing. The fire started in an electrical outlet on E-Unit or E-Block (echo) and created all kinds of smoke. The guys on E-Block were taken down to the gym and the rest of the facility was placed in lockdown. While that was occurring, the fire was put out but ZNew Haven Fire Department was contacted and responded anyway. The fire department was in and out of the building pretty quick. Staff brought in fans to get rid of the smoke, however the smoke made its way to H-Block and those guys had to be evacuated to the gym also. The fans finally got rid of the smoke and the guys were let back into the unit about an hour later. Medical was also called to the gym to check out anyone who might have had a problem related to the fire/smoke. Luckily nobody was taken to the hospital and that includes inmates and staff. Anyway, here's the article from the paper.


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