A fire and explosion occurred at the ECUA Sanitation Complex on Godwin Lane this afternoon at approximately 2:35PM. ECUA’s first concern is for the safety and wellbeing of our employees. We are relieved and pleased that no one was injured. At this time, it appears that five vehicles are a total loss and we are evaluating two other vehicles for damages. This information may change as all vehicles in the fleet are assessed. There is no impact to sanitation collections for Monday and they remain on a normal schedule.
We appreciate the quick and professional action on the part of Escambia County Fire Rescue and Public Safety officials who responded. An investigation as to the cause of the fire is ongoing.