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Hazmat Incident at Hernando County Jail Prompts Shut Down of Heating System

UPDATE: 9:57 P.M. – One of the housing units, referred to as a Pod, is being evacuated at this time. Ventilation efforts are expected to continue.

BROOKSVILLE – It’s going to be a cold night for some inmates inside the Hernando County Jail, after a propane leak prompted the shut off of fuel that feeds the facility’s heating system.

Several Firefighters and a Hazmat Unit are on scene at the facility, located at 16425 Spring Hill Drive, where they are attempting to ventilate a large section at this time.

It is unknown if any inmates have been evacuated or relocated to other areas of the jail.

There are no reports of injuries to firefighters, inmates, or jail staff.

We will bring more on the situation as new information develops.

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  • Wow! most of you commenting must be perfect citizens who have never in your life made a mistake..No one in this world is without sin so noone has the right to cast stones at ANY ONE much less wish them death by gassing or any of the other mean and unnecessary comments! It just goes to show your ignorance…you don’t have to be an inmate your prisioners of your own ignorance and cold heartedness…you will probably continue the rude negative comments and I will not indulge…but perhaps you should think you never know where life will take you, someone you know or what irony Karma will hand you so perhaps the Golden rule of if you have nothing nice to keep your mouth closed might be good practice 😉

    Friday, 5 January 2018, 10:50 pm
  • I Don’t have any Sympathy for the Inmates! F**K EM All. If our Military Boy’s Can sleep in a HOLE with Nothing at all Then those POS Can deal with a little Cold air : ( CASE CLOSED

    Friday, 5 January 2018, 5:32 pm
    • You heartless bastard you sleep in a hole…you sound about as educated as the dirt under my shoe

      Friday, 5 January 2018, 10:53 pm
  • Regardless of why there in jail they need heat some people just coldhearted jaybird12 you must not have a loved one in jail

    Friday, 5 January 2018, 2:33 pm
  • Regardless of why people are in jail theyshould have heat so apparently jaybird12 you dont have a loved one in there some people are just cold hearted

    Friday, 5 January 2018, 2:31 pm
    • Yes Julie some people are ignorant jerks. God bless them

      Friday, 5 January 2018, 10:54 pm
  • They shouldn’t have heat or air

    Friday, 5 January 2018, 6:32 am
    • I agree take the heat and air away and maybe they’ll find a way to stay out of jail. If we make jail comfortable criminals will want to stay in jail. Stop the growth in crime by increasing the severity of the punishment.

      Friday, 5 January 2018, 3:53 pm
  • Wonder why no comments about just letting it gas em all………

    Friday, 5 January 2018, 12:01 am
    • Hmm maybe you should be gassed…since you can wish that on other Human beings…God bless you

      Friday, 5 January 2018, 10:55 pm
  • The fire calls are usually people turning their heaters on for the fist time all year. The dust burns which can cause a burning smell or it can actually catch fire. It happens every year.

    Thursday, 4 January 2018, 10:56 pm
  • looking at the calls for service I see theres another commercial fire in brooksville and a house fire in high point – man sad night -Thank you firefighters for your hard work!

    Thursday, 4 January 2018, 10:14 pm

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