Maine Correctional Center fire leaves ‘four hospitalized’ as crews battle blaze

A MAINE Correctional Center fire has reportedly left four hospitalized as crews battled the blaze.

Multiple ambulances were seen leaving the corrections facility in Windham, Maine, on Friday afternoon, according to a local reporter.

Cumberland County dispatch reportedly confirmed that multiple people were injured in the blaze.

Both men and women, of medium and minimum security, are locked up at the 17 Mallison Falls Road center.

A total of 650 inmates are housed here, with a 96-bed minimum, the Press Herald reported.

According to a statement from Director of Government Affairs Anna Black, no staff or residents were injured, but four people were rushed to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Black said that the fire began in the male side of the facility and was contained to one small area of a housing pod.

The facility was evacuated as the fire was quickly extinguished, she confirmed.

Black said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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