Crime

Electrical problem caused fire at County Jail's Honor Farm

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. Wednesday: An electrical problem caused a fire Monday night that damaged a laundry building at the San Luis Obispo County Jail's Honor Farm facility off Highway 1, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

Around 8:20 p.m. Monday, correctional deputies responded to the building — which houses one of the laundry facilities, various supplies and a workshop — after a fire alarm went off. They reported seeing "the windows to the doors blow out and flames and smoke coming from the building," the news release says. Deputies used a fire hose to suppress the fire until firefighters arrived and extinguished it, authorities said.

The Honor Farm facility is a separate area of the jail for low-risk prisoners.

Original story: Fire engines are responding to reports of a structure fire at the San Luis Obispo County Jail. 

The fire reportedly broke out in the laundry room of the Honor Farm facility, according to dispatchers. 

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