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Dryer vent fire at Morrison County Jail

LITTLE FALLS — A dryer vent fire was reported at 8:34 a.m. Sunday in the laundry room at the Morrison County Jail in Little Falls.

Smoke was present throughout the jail and it took over two hours to vent out the facility. Correctional officers at the jail, Morrison County deputies, Little Falls Police and Minnesota State Patrol worked together to secure inmates to a safe location in the jail while Little Falls Fire extinguished the fire. No injuries occurred and all inmates remained secure throughout the incident.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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