JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men were hospitalized Saturday after they were pulled from an early morning mobile home fire in the city’s McGirts Creek neighborhood, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said.
Crews arrived at the scene on Morse Avenue around 4:30 a.m.
According to JFRD, rescuers pulled the two men out of the home and both were taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.
Shortly after arriving at the location, firefighters said the fire was under control.
Neighbor Kathern McIntyre said her dog woke her up and that’s when she saw the flames and called 911.
“My husband went outside and started spraying with water the best he could to keep the flames down,” McIntyre said. “So they showed up and luckily my mom’s boyfriend ran and helped the firemen so they were able to take them out. He was still breathing.
McIntyre said the two men are best friends and she hopes they are OK. One is 66 years old and is sick. He’s been living in the mobile home for the past 15 years. The other is 58 years old and moved in to help take care of him, McIntyre said.
Crews at the scene told News4Jax that the home burned completely from one end to the other, leaving the home charred.
All 11 firefighters who battled the fire are OK.
JFRD said the Fire Marshal will investigate to determine the cause of the fire.