Dryer starts small fire at federal prison in Edgefield - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Dryer starts small fire at federal prison in Edgefield

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

An industrial dryer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield, SC started a small fire Tuesday night.

Staff at the prison responded to the laundry department at about 9:05 p.m. after reports of smoke coming from the area, prison officials said. Staff extinguished the fire, and the local fire department responded to assess the incident.

No staff or inmates were injured during the incident. Damage was limited to the dryer.

Prison officials said an investigation is underway.

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