Construction sparks fire at ice factory on Jacksonville’s Westside

JACKSONVILLE, FLa. – Jacksonville firefighters battled a large blaze Thursday at an old ice manufacturing center on the Westside.

The Reddy Ice commercial building on Edison Avenue at the corner of Ice Avenue had flames shooting from the second story when crews arrived. The building was up for sale and the facility was not in use.

Firefighters said two searches of the building ensured no one was inside. At least 35 units were called in to fight the fire.

The Fire Marshal said the company was moving to another location and during construction work, a third party worker was cutting a pipe and sparks ignited material in the building.

Hazardous materials at the scene from the construction were being monitored as a precaution.

The fire was under control before 9:30 a.m. and no injuries have been reported. It’s unclear how much damage was caused.

News4Jax attempted to contact Reddy Ice about the fire, but we have not heard back yet.

The fire department shared video on Twitter of crews working at the site.

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