Escambia Co. Jail News Conference

Updated: Thursday, May 1 2014, 07:16 PM CDT
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Escambia Jail County UPDATE

- There will be an investigation into the two confirmed deaths
- All inmates have been accounted for
- 194 people taken to hospitals for treatment
- Did not receive any calls about a gas leak before the explosion took place
- PIO Kathleen Castro says to continue to call 850-471-6600 for information depsite the line being busy
- Officials: State fire marshal will condusct independent investigation
- Officials: There was 26 inches of flood water in the jail basement area but inmates are not housed there
- Sheriff David Morgan: We don't train for explosions on the correctional side.

Escambia Co. Jail News Conference

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