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Fire Breaks Out At Clinton County Jail, Deputy Jailer Arrested

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ALBANY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Inmates at the Clinton County Jail were evacuated early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out inside the facility, officials say.

The jailer said no injuries were reported and that 19 inmates were being relocated to Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne County jails.

Sheriff Jim Guffey says the blaze broke out at 5:30 a.m. and did "significant damage" inside. Guffey said that despite the damage the structure itself was not threatened. 

An arrest has been made in the case. The jailer said that Deputy Jailer Adam Smith set paper towels on fire in a storage closet. 

The fire was reported contained and out by 9:30 a.m.

The jailer said he hopes the jail is back open well before Christmas.

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