Lincoln Fire & Rescue called to state pen after fire breaks out in kitchen

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LINCOLN Fire crews were called to the Nebraska State Penitentiary shortly after 11 p.m. Monday night.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating why a bucket of rags went up in flames at the institution. Lincoln Fire and Rescue says the bucket was in a food prep area of the kitchen.

The fire was contained quickly and no one had to be moved or evacuated. Investigators will now work to determine how the fire started.

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