Spark from welding equipment causes fire at Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department
The fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m. and was quickly knocked down by sprinklers.
He said a maintenance worker was welding in the basement at the time of the fire. The worker left the area for a short time and then returned and discovered the fire in the building, which is connected to the Rockingham County House of Corrections.
Lemoine said there was no fire damage to the building.
Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Downing said no one was injured and that the fire did not disrupt the operation of the sheriff’s department or the county dispatch center upstairs.