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Smoke reported at Hamilton County Jail

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

A Hamilton County Jail inmate faces more trouble after setting off a false alarm in the building.

Just after 10:00pm the Chattanooga Fire Department received a report of smoke on the 5th floor of the jail.  When they arrived firefighters discovered an inmate had set off a powdered fire extinguisher.   Following the jail emergency plan, prisoners in the area were evacuated to other secure areas as a precaution.   No injuries were reported.

Officials are working to find the inmate responsible. 

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