One person, dog killed in early morning house fire in Arlington

VIDEO: One person died in a house fire, according to the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person died in a house fire early Monday morning, according to the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.

JFRD spokesperson Eric Proswimmer said when crews arrived at the home on Wayland Street at about 6:35 a.m., heavy smoke was showing and firefighters encountered heavy fire in the kitchen that was spreading into the attic. It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

The victim was found in the living room area adjacent to the kitchen. Responders are working to notify the next of kin.

Police believe the person lived alone.

Two dogs were also pulled from the fire. One died and the other was taken to a local veterinarian’s office.

“It was frightening. It was really scary,” neighbor Willia Frazier said. “I’m a 65-year-old woman, so it really (a) nervous wreck.”

The state fire marshal and JSO homicide detectives called to investigate the cause of the fire, which is standard protocol, according to JFRD.

The fire marshal was called to determine how the fire started.

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