Fire Marshal Investigating Suspicious Molino Hay Fire

January 9, 2017

A suspicious fire that destroyed several large bales of hay in Molino is under investigation as a possible arson.

The Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after the fire Sunday afternoon on Chalker Road. About 20 of large hay bales burned under the cover of an open barn.

The Molino and Cantonment stations of Escambia Fire Rescue were among the units that battled the blaze, with the last firemen leaving the scene about four hours after their initial response.

There were no injuries reported. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


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