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Small fire reported at St. Joseph County Jail

The fire department responded to the St. Joseph County Jail after a fire was discovered in a cell in one of the housing units.

The smoke was reported around 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph County Police said there was a small fire at the jail. The fire was in a cell occupied by two inmates in the J-pod.

A correctional officer saw the fire and put it out with an extinguisher.

The South Bend Fire Department responded and used additional dry chemical agents to fully extinguish the fire.

Several of the inmates were moved to another housing unit following the discovery of the fire.

Normal daily jail operations were slightly affected, but are expected to return to normal in the afternoon.

There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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