A small fire was extinguished early Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Dan Hartwig reported that at approximately 6 a.m. fire alarms began sounding off inside the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office located at 1025 S. 9th St. in Manitowoc.
Employees began investigating and discovered a small fire in a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning control panel in the second-floor mechanical room on the administrative side of the building.
Two portable fire extinguishers were used, and the fire was quickly put out.
“I want to assure the public that there was no risk to our jail or inmate population,” Sheriff Hartwig said. “We want to thank our employees for their quick response in extinguishing the fire, the Manitowoc Fire Department for their response and assistance, and the Manitowoc County Department of Public Works.”