(AP) -- State officials say fire heavily damaged the kitchen of a prison work
camp in far southern Illinois.
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stacey
Solano says fire crews were called to the Hardin County Work Camp at about 8
The facility in Cave in Rock holds about 240
inmates. Solano says they were moved from their living quarters to a nearby
gymnasium and returned when fire crews left the scene about 11:30 p.m.
Solano says no one was injured. The cause of
the fire is under investigation and she couldn't estimate the amount of damage.
Solano says normal work camp operations
resumed Thursday. Meals will be prepared at Shawnee Correctional
Center until the work
camp's kitchen is repaired.