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Inmates evacuated from prison after fire starts in cell

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Dozens of inmates have been evacuated from a Sydney prison after a fire broke out.

Dozens of inmates have been evacuated from a Sydney prison after a fire broke out.

Fire and Rescue NSW said the blaze erupted in the Mary Wade Correctional Centre in Lidcombe, in the city's west.

The fire began in a cell, and officers worked with prison guards to contain it.

A total of 48 people were evacuated from the prison.

9News understands a number of people have been taken to hospital.

Parts of the prison were also filled with smoke.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/prison-fire-lidcombe-inmates-evacuated-blaze-started-in-cell-in-nsw/b1085e8f-43c7-4197-aae6-4d7ad8c06073

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