Fire starts on roof of Fort Dodge prison

Local News

Courtesy: Kaden Cue

FORT DODGE — The Fort Dodge Correctional Facility was on fire Friday afternoon, but fire crews got it under control.

According to authorities, the fire started on an asphalt roof on one of the prison’s buildings where contractors were conducting repairs. Heavy smoke could be seen in the air on the city’s west side.

Emergency responders were on-scene, and all prison staff, contractors, and inmates are accounted for. 

Courtesy: Desi Hawkins

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