Fire at Louisiana parish jail forces partial evacuation

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(WDSU)

FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — About 30 inmates were evacuated from a Louisiana parish jail when a fire broke out overnight.

News outlets report staffers at Washington Parish Jail began seeing smoke early Monday morning coming out of a housing unit.

Washington Parish Sheriff Mike Hayley says an electrical fire broke out in the air conditioning system. No one was injured.

Inmates housed in the unit were transported to Rayburn Correctional Center.

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