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Equipment Problem at Public Safety Building Causes Temporary Evacuation

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

An equipment malfunction this morning prompted a temporary evacuation at the County’s Public Safety Building.

At approximately 10 a.m. a jammed outside gate was discovered, which caused a component of the control panel inside the facility to fail, creating a small amount of smoke.  As a precaution the Public Safety Building was evacuated and the fire department alerted for response. 

According to Sheriff Derek Osborne, the fire department has now departed, and inmates have been returned to the facility. The jail has now returned to functional capacity.