An apparent explosion at Escambia County Central Bookling Facility at 11:00 p.m. this evening resulted in a partial building collapse. Between 100 and 150 prisioners and corrections officers have been injured and transported to local hospitals. Two inmates are confirmed dead.
Uninjured inmates are being moved to other detention facilites in Escambia County and neighboring Santa Rosa County.
Escambia County Corrections staff are working to develop rosters of inmates and their locations. These will be released as soon as possible.
The State Fire Marshall and ATF are on scene investigating the event.