Two Wayne County inmates accused of starting fire at jail

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Jeffrey Webb Daniel Biddle

WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two inmates are charged with arson and more than 200 counts of wanton endangerment for starting a fire at the Wayne County Detention Center, according to officials.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the jail Saturday at 9:24 p.m. to help with a fire investigation.

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Deputies reviewed video surveillance, conducted a search of the cell area where the fire was set and then interviewed inmates about the fire.

They say they determined 28-year-old Jeffrey Webb and 29-year-old Daniel Biddle placed a jump suit and a blanket inside a cloth bag and used an electronic cigarette to set it on fire.

According to officials, at the time the fire was set, there were 214 inmates and four employees at the jail.