JFRD battles fire that spread to apartments in Jacksonville’s Fairfax neighborhood

JFRD says fire started in carport of home on Melrose Avenue. (WJXT viewer photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Four cars were destroyed in a fire that spread to a two-story house on Melrose Avenue, but Jacksonville firefighters were able to put out the fire before it did too much damage to a neighboring two-story structure that houses four apartments.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue said crews responded about 7 a.m. and believe the fire started in the carport. A neighbor shared a video with News4Jax, showing that carport engulfed in flames.

According to a resident, the main building has four apartments inside and is currently home to roughly six people. The fire department no injuries were reported from the fire but the Red Cross was called to assist at least one resident.

Shortly after arriving at the scene, JFRD announced that the blaze was under control. A total of 10 units and 40 firefighters responded.

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