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Firefighters battle fire at Missouri State Penitentiary

Firefighters with the Jefferson City Fire Department and the Holts Summit Fire Department responded to a fire at the Missouri State Penitentiary on Wednesday afternoon.

Crews arrived to the building on Capitol Avenue around 4:20 p.m. and as of 6:10 p.m., some units remained on scene.

Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation and the amount of damage is unknown. They said it could be difficult to determine since the building was previously damaged by the May tornado.

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Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.


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