JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville firefighter injured while fighting a blaze a commercial warehouse in Mixon Town early Monday morning is out of the hospital and recovering at home.
A spokesperson for Jacksonville Fire Rescue said the injuries were minor but didn’t elaborate.
#DEVELOPING: @JFRDJAX still battling hotspots at @WWGayMechanical in Jacksonville’s Mixon Town neighborhood. One firefighter was injured and transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Fire broke out at 1:30 AM. Crews called the fire at 3:30 AM. Cause not known. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/dXBEet3PnO— Zachery Lashway (@ZachLashway) August 31, 2020
JFRD said the fire started before 2 a.m. When crews arrived, they found the fire burning in the space between the ceiling and the roof of the building. Otherwise, there’s no damage to the interior.
A sign on the building shows it belongs to mechanical contractor W.W. Gay. According to its website, the contractor specializes in engineering, design, installation, and maintenance of industrial and commercial refrigeration, commercial HVAC, and mechanical systems.
There’s no word yet on what might have sparked the flames. The fire was considered under control by daybreak, but drivers on I-10 during the morning commute noticed smoke and several emergency vehicles still on the scene. Edison Street was closed.
As of midday, firefighters were still at the scene battling hot spots.