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Woman escapes house fire in Northwest Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Jacksonville firefighters battled a house fire in Northwest Jacksonville Wednesday evening.

Crews responded to a house fire on East Pettiford Drive near Cleveland Road at 7:20 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

JFRD said a woman was at the home when the fire broke out. She and two other people live at the home, but she was the only one home at the time, authorities said.

Neighbors told News4Jax the woman was in the front of the home watching TV, when a person started banging on her door to tell her about the fire.

The home is 4,000 square feet and it took almost two hours to put the fire out, because of the amount of space it was had been built on. 

The fire chief said it looked like the fire started with a burn barrel on her back porch and it appeared the woman was burning trash.

The fire caused damage to the back of the home. 

There was no injuries to woman or firefighters. 

The Red Cross is assisting the family. 


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