Officials: 2 hospitalized after fire in Virginia jail

Officials: 2 hospitalized after fire in Virginia jail
Authorities say two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a fire at a Virginia jail. (Source: Pixabay)

COURTLAND, Va. (AP) - Authorities say two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a fire at a Virginia jail.

WAVY-TV reports the Courtland Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to battle the blaze at Southampton County Jail Sunday night after an inmate notified officials about the fire.

WVEC-TV reports the blaze was put out within an hour.

Officials say multiple people were triaged at the scene, leading to the two being sent to a hospital.

Authorities did not reveal the identity of those hospitalized.

Officials say the cause of the fire is not known.

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