JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Fire Rescue said it took 65 firefighters to contain a blaze that consumed multiple sections of a commercial building in Mixon Town near Riverside before dawn Friday.
The two-alarm fire was reported before 4:30 a.m. on Nixon Street just off Edison Avenue. Shortly after firefighters arrived, they were ordered out of the building for safety.
No civilians were inside the building during the fire and there were no injuries.
The structure appears to have been a warehouse of some kind, though fire officials haven’t confirmed this. A spokesperson for JFRD said the front half of the building is destroyed, but the back half was saved from the flames.
Visibility on I-10 close to downtown was reduced while the fire raged. Drivers are warned and reminded to slow down and keep their attention on the road when near any fire scene.
Fire officials noted this fire made for the ninth multi-alarm fire in 2020, an unusually high number for the department.