Investigation of Fire at the Etowah County Detention Center

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Etowah County Sheriff's Office Officials are investigating a fire this morning inside the Etowah County Detention Center. Thanks for joining us I’m Carl Brady. The fire was started inside a maximum security. Investigators say an ICE detainee sparked a fire inside the common area, then set his mattress on fire inside his cell. The suspect, along with four other detainees were outside of their cell on free time when the incident happened. Sheriff's Office Communications Director Natalie Barton says they don’t know why the detainee started the fire. Barton also tells us that possible charges could be brought against those involved in the fire. The unit had minimal smoke and water damage. 


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