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Stephens County jailer sent to hospital after inmates start fire

Duncan- A Stephens County jailer was sent to the Duncan hospital Monday night after inmates started a fire in the jail.

Sheriff Wayne McKinney tells 7NEWS it started when some inmates put toilet paper in a light fixture. Things only got worse when they threw clothing and other stuff in the fire, which filled the jail with smoke.

The sheriff says inmates were moved to another part of the facility while firefighters worked to put out the fire and clear the air. He says one jailer was overcome with smoke and was taken to the hospital.

 

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