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      Firefighters respond to smoke at federal prison

      A problem with an air conditioning unit caused smoke damage at the Bennettsville Federal Prison, according to the Bennettsville City Fire Department.

      Officials say a call came into the Marlboro County 911 Communications Center of smoke coming from the prison's recreational building on Muckerman Road just after 7:00 Wednesday night.

      Firefighters say an employee was doing random checks when he noticed the smoke.

      It appears a belt burned off the air conditioning unit, causing a lot of smoke.

      The situation was under control within 15 minutes, according to firefighters.