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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