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Fire forces ETX prisoners to evacuate

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NEW BOSTON (KLTV) -

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says a small electrical fire started at around 9:30 Wednesday night at the State of Texas Telford Unit in New Boston. 

They say smoke filled one of the prison's housing areas. Officials removed 42 inmates and placed them in a recreation yard. 

The New Boston Fire Department responded to the fire, which was quickly put out.

No one was hurt in the fire. 

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says the displaced inmates will be housed appropriately if they cannot return to their units. 

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