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Courthouse fails safety inspection

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Updated: 5/14/2013 11:46 pm

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.

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imtellin - 5/15/2013 7:39 AM
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don't worry about it... its only lawyers & judges inside !!! no great loss !!! besides,, everyone knows chit doesn't burn !!!

TOMMY - 5/15/2013 6:13 AM
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It not only failed safety inspection, it also failed to stay within budget, another government scam to screw taxpayers!

Dremwolf - 5/15/2013 1:16 AM
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And to think they just got the occupancy certificate.
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