The Iowa Department of Corrections says there were two fights among prisoners Thursday morning at the Fort Dodge prison.

The first incident happened around 9:30 in the main yard between two groups of inmates. The inmates refused to follow verbal commands the responding officers then used pepper spray to gain control of the situation.

A second fight broke out between two groups of inmates at another part of the facility. Security staff was able to get control of the situation by using verbal commands.

A total of 14 inmates were involved in the two incidents, no injuries were reported.

(By Rob Jones, KFVD, Fort Dodge)