Fire Damages Taco Bell On Nine Mile Road

February 6, 2019

Fire damaged the Taco Bell on Nine Mile Road at Chemstrand Road Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported just after 3:30 p.m. The first firefighters arriving on scene reported a heavy ceiling fire, according to Joy Tsubooka, spokesperson for Escambia County. No one was reported to be trapped or injured. The fire was reported under control at 4:06 p.m. and declared out at 4:43 p.m.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.

At least six fire engines and two ladder trucks from Escambia Fire Rescue responded, along with Navy Fire, Escambia County EMS, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol.

Fire crews were able to save about 75 percent of the building, Tsubooka said. The Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating.

We reached out to Taco Bell’s corporate office in California and did not receive a response.

Pictured: The first firefighters arrive on scene at a fire at the Taco Bell on Nine Mile Road in Pensacola Wednesday afternoon. Pictured below: More photos as firefighters battle the fire. Photos by Dylan Shipman for, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Fire Damages Taco Bell On Nine Mile Road”

  1. Cassandra on February 7th, 2019 3:01 pm

    My pregnant sister was working on that day.

  2. Chris J on February 7th, 2019 10:45 am

    You can still get a taco from there, it’s just gonna be really crispy…

  3. anne 1of2 on February 7th, 2019 10:29 am

    Sounds like all of us have been to that Taco Bell They opened their location in Pace and it is crazy busy. Total comfort food. Hope this location recovers soon.

  4. john on February 7th, 2019 7:39 am

    That is because people don’t think ahead and turn in at the Nine Mile road entrance instead they try to turn in on the chemstrand entrance where traffic is usually backed up waiting on the light to turn green…. so they would rather hold up traffic waiting for an opportunity to turn from chemstrand to get in line that at the drive thru, that is already backed up not parallel to the restaurant against the way that the parking lot was designed…to get a taco! Overall a bad design!

  5. Scott Shook on February 7th, 2019 7:31 am

    that spot is a bad location for any store. however, I am glad no one was hurt or worse.

  6. Nikki on February 6th, 2019 8:50 pm

    I’m glad everyone is okay . They so however need a new location it is so hard to get into the drive through nor is there enough room .

  7. Suzie B on February 6th, 2019 8:00 pm

    I’ve been saying that location needed to be remodeled but oops… Glad no one was hurt and it wasn’t a total loss. Good job firefighters!!

  8. Nomotacobell on February 6th, 2019 7:28 pm

    Can I get a crispy crunchwrap burrito to go with fire sauce?

  9. PersonalInfo on February 6th, 2019 6:48 pm

    My car smelled like hot sauce after driving by the burning store.

  10. chico on February 6th, 2019 6:41 pm

    wow that fire sauce is really hot…

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