A building at an abandoned prison in Desert Center caught fire Saturday.

The blaze was reported at 8:04 a.m. on the premises of the former Eagle Mountain Community Correctional Facility in the 1700 block of Desert Avenue, just north of Eagle Mountain High School, according to a map shared by the Riverside County Fire Department.

Fire officials said the blaze had fully engulfed an 8,000-square-feet building but that crews stopped the flames from spreading to other nearby structures.

The prison was closed in 2003 after a deadly riot broke out at the facility.

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