PHX jail inmates evacuated after reported fire

Posted at 10:20 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-12 00:20:44-05

Authorities say inmates at a Phoenix jail had to be evacuated Friday after reports of a first-alarm fire.

Phoenix Fire Department officials were dispatched to the Lower Buckeye Jail near 35th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road around 6:30 p.m. 

When crews arrived on scene, they discovered the source of the smoke was caused by a light's electrical circuit and there was no active fire.

There were no reported injuries.

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