Small fire at Nebraska State Penitentiary

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

State prison officials, as well as Lincoln Fire and Rescue are currently investigating a fire at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Crews were called a little after 11 last night after reports of smoke inside the prison.

Firefighters located a bucket full of rags on fire in the kitchen. Thankfully no one was hurt and the fire was quickly put out.

Officials are working to determine how the bucket caught on fire.