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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 1:51 pm | Updated: 1:25 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Lewis state prison in Buckeye was placed under lockdown Wednesday morning after a fight broke out between a number of inmates, injuring a corrections officer and three inmates, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Corrections said.

None of the injuries was life-threatening.

The corrections officer was struck in the back with a broom handle when the fight broke out about 9 a.m. It lasted about 10 minutes, according to spokesman Barrett Marson.

The cause of the fight was not immediately known, and an investigation into the incident was continuing, Marson said.

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