Lockdown lifted at Oahu prison after inmate sets ‘small fire’

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A temporary lockdown was lifted at the Halawa Correctional Facility on Oahu after officials extinguished a small fire that was set by an inmate on Thursday, Aug. 19.

Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials said around 1:25 p.m. Thursday, an HCF inmate “set a small fire in a housing unit common area that was quickly extinguished “

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No damage or injuries were reported, DPS officials said, and the inmate who started the fire has been taken to a medical unit for evaluation.

Criminal and administrative charges are expected to be levied against the inmate, according to the DPS.

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