News Sections
Correctional Facility Fire Caused By Spontaneous Combustion
Updated May 5, 2013 1:06 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(CARLISLE) - Authorities have released the cause of a fire that happened in the laundry area of the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle.

The fire happened in January.

Authorities say the cause was spontaneous combustion.

The fire caused $1 million in damage to the building and its contents.

Prison officials say they will decide by the end of April whether to restore the current building or rebuild, which they estimate would cost about $1.5 million.

Officials say the project should be complete by the end of the year.

In the meantime, all laundry at the prison is being taken to the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File