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Inmates Evacuated From Three State Prisons

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are evacuating three state prisons in Marion County due to wildfires burning through the area.  The Oregon Department of Corrections evacuated about 14-hundred inmates yesterday from the Mill Creek, Santiam and Oregon State Correctional Institutions.  The inmates are being temporarily transferred to the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.  Marion County is under a state of emergency as the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires burn in Santiam Canyon.

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