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Fire Damages Orange Correctional Center

By WCHL News Posted June 22, 2014 at 1:41 am

More than 200 inmates at the Orange Correctional Center had to be relocated on Saturday after an early-morning fire that damaged the kitchen building.

According to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, a total of 216 minimum-security inmates had to be relocated. About 180 inmates in the regular population were transferred to Johnston Correctional Institution in Smithfield. Inmates in the disciplinary segregation unit were moved to other prisons across the state.

DPS reports that no one was injured in the fire, but it did leave the jail with no way to feed the inmates. Inmates will have to remain relocated until the kitchen can be repaired or rebuilt.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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