Minors injuries from fire at Silverdale Detention Facility

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Inmates at the Silverdale Detention Facility were evacuated this afternoon for a fire at one of the housing units.

Fire officials describe it as “small.”

But spokesman Bruce Garner says two inmates and two officers were transported for minor burns and smoke inhalation.

CoreCivic, which operates the prison, says only that everyone is “accounted for and are safe” after the evacuation.

They add that their medical personnel evaluated inmates “as needed.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

** Photo by Chattanooga Fire Dept.

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