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Authorities searching for 5 inmates who fled from the Madera County jail in Central California

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)

    This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Roel Soliz, 29. Soliz is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. It's unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Juan Lopez, 33. Lopez is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)

    This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Juan Lopez, 33. Lopez is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in the Central Valley city of Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Ricardo Cendejas, 19. Cendejas is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)

    This undated booking photo provided by the Madera, Calif., County Jail shows Ricardo Cendejas, 19. Cendejas is one of five inmates who escaped from the jail in Madera, Calif., late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The five were being held on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery. Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Madera County Jail)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility.

Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says the inmates broke out of the Madera County jail late Friday night.

Authorities are looking for 33-year-old Juan Lopez, 26-year-old Jorge Lopez-Diaz, 25-year-old Abel Ramos, 19-year-old Ricardo Cendejas, all of Madera; and 29-year-old Roel Soliz of Chowchilla.

The men were being held in custody on various charges including attempted murder and armed robbery.

Stuart says it is unclear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. She says the men were last seen wearing either orange jumpsuits or white T- shirts with blue shorts and jail-issued sandals.

Authorities say all five men should be considered armed and dangerous.