Inmates help fill sand bags for residents in 416 Fire burn scar

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Monsoon rains have been causing serious flood damage to homes north of Durango. 

Now, inmates in Durango are helping fill sand bags for residents in the 416 Fire burn scar. 

The Durango Herald reports, residents there will have a little extra help from inmates at the La Plata County Jail. 

The jail says some of their non-violent offenders are working on the project. 

Roughly 80,000 pounds of sand was donated by a local company. 

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