6 displaced after apartment fire in NW Jacksonville


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five adults and a child have been displaced after a fire broke out in a quadplex in Northwest Jacksonville on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the apartment on Wilson Street near 34th street about 10:30 a.m.

Nobody was inside the apartment at the time the fire started, but several people were in units around the apartment. They were all able to get out safely.

Firefighters said it appears the fire started in the kitchen.

Crews were on scene quickly to get the fire put out. They said there was heavy smoke when they arrived.

The woman who lives in the unit where the fire started said she had just gone to pay to get her power turned back on. She said she got off the bus outside of her home and saw smoke coming from it.

She said she doesn't know what she's going to do now because she didn't have insurance on anything inside the apartment.

JEA had to shut off power to all the units inside the building so that the investigation into the fire could continue.

The Red Cross is assisting the five adults and one child who are not able to live in the apartments because of the fire. That number could rise because power had to be cut to all of the units.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause.