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Fire breaks out in jail

A small fire was intentionally set in the area of an outlet in the janitorial closet of one of the cell blocks in Lincoln County Corrections Building Monday evening, according to Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

Prior to the arrival of Merrill Police and Fire Departments, Lincoln County corrections officers reported the fire had been extinguished.

“A quick response by Lincoln County corrections officers averted a much more serious problem,” Sheriff Jeff Jaeger said in a statement Tuesday.

An investigation is ongoing, Jaeger said.
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