Fire Near State Prison
RAIFORD - The State Fire Marhal's office is investigating an early morning fire near the state prison in Raiford.
It happened near the main facility around 3:30 this morning.
Investigators are looking at the electrical units because they say the area where the prison is locatied had a power surge about half an hour before the fire started.
They say a secuirty guard saw a glow from across the street from the main prison and called 911.
Emergency officials say storage units caught fire and they contained plumbing materials and storage supplies.
Emergebcy workers credit proper planning to knocking out the fire quickly.
"Whether you're at home or if you're working in an environment such as a prison or a school or somewhere you have an institutional aspect of it always make sure you're planning ahead and ready in case a fire breaks out," Michael Heeder Bradford County Emergency Management said.
No inmates, prison workers were harmed in the fire.
Only one firefigher was taken to the hosptial for fatigue but has been released and is in good condition.
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