JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Action News has learned the new $350 million courthouse failed a fire test.
The courthouse was due for its annual fire test, which was performed Saturday night. City leaders tell us six of the 65 doors have issues. We're told the system did recognize smoke and fire, but the doors didn't close like they are supposed to.
The building was delayed opening after the courthouse fire system failed several times last year. Right now, the doors are under warranty and the contractor, Turner Construction, will be responsible for paying to fix the problem. City council members tell Action News they are concerned about the system in the future.