JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville firefighters are working to extinguish the remaining hot spots from a massive fire in a multi-use building on New Kings Road near the intersection of Gilchrist Road in Northwest Jacksonville.
A spokesperson for JFRD said the building was a place of business for a trucking company and held several storage units. Firefighters got the call before 3:15 Wednesday morning.
The fire was called ‘under control’ just before 5:30 a.m., but heavy smoke is still visible from a distance. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office closed both lanes of New Kings Road while firefighters are still on scene. Just before 7, officers opened a lane in each direction.
At least 10 ladders with Jacksonville Fire Rescue were on scene before 5 a.m. and a spokesperson for JFRD said about 80 firefighters were on scene.
Several ambulances were standing-by as well in case of injury, but there were none.