Dryer fire in laundry room prompted lock down at St. Joseph County Jail

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. The St. Joseph County Police Department announced on Twitter that a dryer fire ignited in the jail laundry room just before noon on Thursday.

The fire was extinguished in minutes and no injuries were reported.

The South Bend Police Department were called to assist and investigate.

Some operations including phone and internet connections were affected.

Attorney visits and court were delayed and the jail was put on lock down.