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Dec 17, 2013 3:37 PM by Associated Press

Multiple injuries in fire at California jail

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say as many as nine people were injured in a kitchen fire at a San Francisco Bay Area jail.

Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles says an oven at the Santa Rita Jail caught fire and then exploded around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.

At least one person suffered critical injuries.

Knowles said she was headed to the jail and did not immediately have additional information.

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