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Several Rikers correction officers being treated for smoke inhalation

Posted: 9:09 PM, Dec 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-08 21:09:41-05

RIKERS ISLAND — Several correction officers at a jail on Rikers Island are being treated for smoke inhalation due to a mattress fire, FDNY said Thursday.

Firefighters responded to the N.I.C. building around 8:15 p.m.

They reported a mattress fire had been extinguished by a correction officer before they arrived.

At least 13 correction officers are being treated for smoke inhalation.

No inmates were injured.