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Oregon State Penitentiary locked down for smoke in ventilation duct

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

No injuries to staff or inmates have been reported after a smoking ventilation duct was discovered at the Oregon State Penitentiary on Wednesday.

The smoldering was at the Oregon Corrections Enterprises furniture factory, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections, and was limited to that area.

Inmates, with the exception of a small number of culinary staff, returned to their cells and the facility was locked down.

Wednesday morning visits were canceled and reopened during the afternoon.

The Oregon State Penitentiary staff accounted for all inmates.

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