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Fire at Angola prison caused by electrical malfunction, officials say

3 years 3 months 11 hours ago Tuesday, March 03 2020 Mar 3, 2020 March 03, 2020 10:17 AM March 03, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: State fire marshal's office

ANGOLA - Officials say a fire at the state prison in Angola last week was caused by an electrical malfunction. 

The fire was reported Friday evening at a maintenance shop, which houses the departments that work on plumbing and electrical systems, provide pest control and do carpentry, DOC spokesman Ken Pastorick said. 

It took roughly two hours to bring the fire under control.

No inmates or staff had to be moved from their usual locations, and no one was hurt.

On Tuesday, the fire marshal's office said the cause of the fire appeared to be an electrical malfunction.

The prison's volunteer firefighter team and the St. Francisville Fire Department worked to put the fire out. The volunteer fire team is made up of some employees who live on the prison grounds and get specialized training in firefighting.

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