Fire at Downtown Jail Forces Evacuation


POSTED: Monday, January 3, 2011 - 4:40pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 3, 2011 - 6:37pm

EL PASO— A fire intentionally started by an inmate at an El Paso jail forced an evacuation.
The fire on the 6th floor of the jail was intentionally started by a jail inmate using an outlet, wires, and magazines.
Jailers evacuated everyone safely and put out the fire before it spread.
No injuries were reported.


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