Fire At Santa Rosa County Jail

November 5, 2016

About 7:15 Friday night, a small fire broke out at the Santa Rosa County Jail facility located on East Milton Road.

Sheriff’s deputies and detention personnel responded to an alarm in the laundry facility where a dryer was on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished with the assistance of local fire departments and SRSO staff. There were no indications of foul play.

The laundry facility is in a separate wing from inmate populations. No inmates were in the area during the course of this incident and there were no evacuations.
One Santa Rosa detention deputy was taken to a local area hospital as a precautionary measure for smoke inhalation. That deputy is going well, according to a department spokesman.

No services to the facility were disrupted and the facility remains in full operation.

Pictured: The dryer that burned inside the Santa Rosa County Jail Friday night. Photo for, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Fire At Santa Rosa County Jail”

  1. anne 1of2 on November 5th, 2016 8:49 am

    Who forgot to clean the lint filter? The dryer couldn’t breathe.

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