Jacksonville firefighters respond to house for fire 3 times in 2 days

Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Arlington for a second day in a row. The house on fire is the same house on Aletha Drive that was on fire yesterday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A state fire marshal has been called to investigate what caused a house in Arlington to catch fire three times over the last two days.

Jacksonville firefighters first responded to the home on Aletha Drive before 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters determined the fire started in a crawl space area underneath the home Wednesday morning. They were able to put the flames out quickly during their initial call but returned before 6 a.m. when the fire reignited.

Thursday morning around 5:30, firefighters returned a third time when flames were seen in the back of the home and along the ridgeline.

Five people and a child were displaced and had vacated the home after the initial fire. They are receiving assistance from the Red Cross, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.

The homeowner told News4Jax the house was occupied by the family he was renting to and that they lost everything in the fire, but were not hurt.


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Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.