Florida Fire Marshal

Jail Explosion
1:11 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Escambia County Jail Blast Probe Ends On-Site Investigation

Escambia Jail May Be A Total Loss
Credit WPTV.com

Just over a week after an explosion at the Escambia County Jail’s central booking facility, the building is back under county control as the investigation is continues.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office returned the jail to the County Commission on Thursday, after leading the investigation into the blast which killed two inmates and injured 184 others. The initial report did not raise any eyebrows.

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Jail Explosion
12:14 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Investigation Begins Into Jail Explosion

Escambia County Booking Center after explosion.
Credit Photo via Twitter// @weartv

Inmates from the Escambia County Jail are scattered around detention facilities and hospitals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties after Wednesday night’s explosion at the lockup. The blast is believed to have originated in a rear laundry room on the first floor, according to officials.

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Washburn Center
3:45 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Suspects Targeted In Blaze At Washburn Center

Previous Alfred Washburn Center. The building has now been razed.
Credit Alfred Washburn Center

At least two suspects are being sought in connection with the December fire that gutted the main building at the Alfred Washburn Center in Pensacola. 

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