On Tuesday night just before 7pm Coffee County deputies, Coffee County EMS along with Manchester Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the old Coffee County Jail at 300 Hillsboro Blvd.
A fire had apparently been ignited in cell 6. Jail personnel evacuated the inmates to the rear and front of the building. Firemen were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
At the request of sheriff department authorities, Tim Morris Director of Transportation for Coffee County schools had two buses brought to the jail to transport inmates to the new county jail at 3176 Hillsboro Highway in Manchester.
No injuries were reported.