Fire at Grainger County Jail

Rutledge, Grainger County (WVLT) – A fire breaks out at the Grainger County Jail Friday afternoon.

Grainger County 911 Director Randy Holt tells WVLT the fire happened around 12:35 p.m. in the stateside men’s cells of the prison.

Inmates were loaded on to buses and taken to other prisons while crews fought the blaze.

Crews were able to get the fire under control around 2:00 p.m.

Officials say all of the prisoners are accounted for.

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