3 A Southside man whose home burned to the ground over the weekend is demanding answers from J-E-A and Jacksonville Fire-Rescue. He wants to know WHY when firefighters tried to get water from a hydrant ... it didn't work. His neighbors are also wondering .. how do they know if the fire hydrants near them are working. Channel 4's Tarik Minor joins us now live from the neighborhood. Tarik -- what have you been able to find out? 3 Crews with JEA were in this neighborhood today, checking each fire hydrant to make sure the independent valve is turned on.Early Saturday morning, that valve was in the off position, and firefightes lost time, trying to string another line to the next fire hydrant 75 yards away. 00-0515-2041-451:08-1:11The orange glow from this house fire, could be seen a half a mile away according to first responders with Jacksonville Fire Rescue. When the first tanker arived, crews threw 400 gallons of water on the structure. And quickly learned the nearest fire hydrant didn't work.02:14:09"when a firefighter approaches a hydrant and it doesn't work, that's not their last plan of action, and it speaks to the professionalism of the team and they figure out what other options do they have have."JFRD Spokeman Tom Francis says the minutes firefighters lost while finding another hydrant wouldn't have saved this house from burning to the ground because it was fully involved. He says Hydrants are supposed to be inspected every single year by JEA 02:04:04"we do know the independent valve was turned off, we don't know when it was turned off or who turned it off.JEA spokeswoman Gerri Boyce say the fire hydrant in question was never reported to her agency as being inoperable. She says JEA receives a notice each Monday about the hydrants that don't work, and they are listed as either important or an emergency.02:07:30"certainly everyone expects a fire hydrant to work, jea works very diligently to make sure the hydrants we get." 12:17:28"When I saw there was no water coming and the fire was spread ING to the rest of the house, I became angry, and i'watching the time frame there, watchign the time frame , and the more I watched the time frame, the more I got angry."Homeowner Arthur Pue says he's considering legal action AGAINST JFRD and JEA. His neighbors are worried as well.02:21:21"i think all the hydrants need to be looked into, why wasn't it working." It's an question JEA nor JFRD are still investigating , and they are providing the public with action that they can take. 02:05:33"you could call jfrd, and ask them the last time, or give us a call, to see if there are hydrants on the list., we found out there was never an order on that hydrant." 3 CALL 630-0434 and the fire department will direct your call to the precinct near your house, and they can provide you with the information about when your hydrant was last inspected, and if it works.