Fire extinguished at Stanislaus County Honor Farm

local@modbee.comNovember 17, 2012 

— A fire broke out Saturday afternoon at the Stanislaus County Honor Farm in Grayson, but was quickly put out.

According to sheriff’s spokesman deputy Royjindar Singh, a deputy noticed smoke in the barracks about 4:30 p.m. and grabbed a fire extinguisher.

Crews with the Westport Fire District, Ceres Fire and the West Stanislaus Fire District responded. The blaze was in the attic of Barracks 3, and firefighters had to cut a small hole in the roof to attack the fire.

About 86 inmates were evacuated to the dining hall during the incident. A count was taken and all inmates were accounted for after the blaze, Singh said.

An investigator from the Modesto Regional Fire Authority also was at the scene. No cause had been determined.

A few sheriff’s deputies on patrol, as well as some from the county jail and public safety center, were called to assist.

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