UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Butch Browning told KLFY on Tuesday that the fire is still under investigation. He said there is indication that the fire started near the cell area.
The inmate was “significantly burned” and remains hospitalized today. Investigators are still waiting to interview him, Browning said.
Monday 7:30 p.m.: One prisoner was injured when flames tore through the Baldwin Police Department Monday afternoon.
Officials say the fire started in one of the jails’ cells.
A prisoner in the cell had to be airlifted to a local hospital and there is still no word on the extent of his injuries.
Louisiana State Police and the State Fire Marshal’s office has taken over the investigation.
Baldwin Police Chief Harry Smith says he hopes the department can relocate back to their old location.
Monday, 6 :30 p.m: Baldwin