Cause Of A Fire At Hutchinson Correctional Facility Under Investigation

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

On Wednesday afternoon at around 1:00 p.m., a fire was reported in the Disciplinary Segregation Unit at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility Central Unit which is the main prison. The fire was in one cell in this unit.

One inmate was taken to the facility clinic for treatment for smoke inhalation. The fire was extinguished by staff at the facility who have been trained to handle these types of situations.

HCF did not request assistance from the Hutchinson Fire Department and were able to get it out on their own.

The cause of the fire is under investigation so officials are withholding the name of the inmate involved.

There were no staff injuries.


  • honest state worker

    You mention that no staff was hurt but are you sure or is that what they just told you cause im feeling the effects of that it makes me sick that we are worried about people that committed crimes that are sick and wrong but its the inmate that is always right and honest not the corrections officer or the unit team or anyone that was involved in that emergancy i hope that they will get all the facts right before they tell the press on what really happened and whos lungs hurt now over this whole ordeal. Im here to do my eight hours and make sure that other people are not getting hurt in anyway shape or form. I hope this is a wake up to all of state of kansas employees and mostly the corrections officers and other staff that was involed