Ottawa Co. Jail Catches on Fire


MIAMI, Ok. — The Ottawa County Jail caught on fire earlier this afternoon as a result of electrical issues. Miami Authorities say the incident began at the North West Corner in the ceiling of the jail. The Miami Fire Department quickly contained the fire to one room. The power was disabled on site affecting the jail’s security and electronic doors.

To combat safety issues, most inmates were transferred to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Jail. Inmates with misdemeanor chargers were released and not transported. They were given court dates through the judge to handle their charges. There were no reported injuries. The Miami Police Department will be handling all calls until everyone is transported back to the facility.

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