Craven Co. Jail Fire Quickly Under Control

A fire this afternoon at the Craven County jail is under control.

It happened shortly after 4:00 p.m. with reports of smoke on the second floor.

New Bern fire trucks responded and briefly blocked streets in front of the courthouse.

We're told the fire started in a clothes dryer and was caused by too much lint. Non-essential jail employees were asked to leave the building, but prisoners were not evacuated.

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