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'Suspicious' fire breaks out at former prison in western Pines

'Suspicious' fire breaks out at former prison in western Pines

A storage building on the grounds of an historic, shuttered women's prison on the far western edge of Pembroke Pines burned and smoldered for three hours early Tuesday. Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the building, one of 26 structures at the former Broward Correctional Institution at 20421 Sheridan St. east of U.S. 27. "I think it's suspicious, because there is no electrical running to it," said Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Division Chief Jorge Hernandez of the fire in a single-story, 30,000 square foot concrete block building that began about 7:30 a.m. "It was empty of people, but had some furniture in it," Hernandez said. "There are no...

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