FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Lee County deputy tells WINK News smoke is filling the Lee County jail near the corner of Second Avenue and Monroe Street downtown.
The first floor has been evacuated. Inmates and personnel have all been accounted for and are in a secure location.
The Fort Myers Fire Department said construction crews hit a power supply, causing a series of explosions, and shutting down power to the building. Now, crews are waiting on Florida Power and Light to secure the scene.
Lee County Public Safety said one person has electrical injuries.
Three out of four elevators in are not functioning properly. No one is stuck inside.
Fire officials say crews will sweep though the building and start ventilating smoke.
Right now, the building is running on generator power and roads around the Lee County Justice Center are shut down.