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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  • by Anonymous Location: Craven County on Jan 26, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    i work in the jail and it wasn't the person in charge of the laundry to blame, i wasn't evacuated nor was i told i was allowed to...
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    The person in charge of the laundry is obviously not doing the job that they are being paid for. Here again is a simple case of Bad Management.
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