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Fire forces Minnehaha County Correction Center evacuation

September 16, 2018
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A fire is contained at the Minnehaha County Correction Center Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the work release center. The center houses 80 inmates. Inmates are being moved to the jail in downtown Sioux Falls. All inmates and staff are accounted for, and no one was hurt. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A fire has forced inmates and staff to evacuate the Minnehaha County Correction Center in Sioux Falls.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the work release center. The Argus Leader reports witnesses said large flames could be seen coming from the side of the building.

The center houses 80 inmates. Inmates are being moved to the jail in downtown Sioux Falls.

All inmates and staff are accounted for, and no one was hurt.

Sioux Falls emergency manager Regan Smith says authorities don’t know the cause of the fire.

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