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Man behind bars may be there a little longer

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GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A small fire at an East Texas jail has one inmate now facing arson charges.

Gregg County authorities say Tuesday afternoon, an inmate at the Gregg County jail stuck a pencil into a TV's electrical socket on the jail's 7th floor, igniting a mattress. 17 inmates were evacuated to the jail's gymnasium. Right now, the name of the inmate who allegedly started the fire has not been released.

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