Fire at Kentucky prison forces inmates to be relocated

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says a fire has broken out at an eastern Kentucky prison.

The governor said Friday that the fire forced authorities to relocate about 500 inmates.

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He says no injuries have been reported from the fire at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex. It’s a medium-security facility in Morgan County.

Beshear says authorities believe the cause was “mechanical in nature.” Officials say the inmates were moved to a gymnasium on the prison grounds.