JFRD: Arson suspected after fire destroys home on Jacksonville’s Westside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Fire and Rescue crews were on the scene of a house fire at George Wood Lane on Jacksonville’s Westside Monday morning.

Crews were seen putting out hotspots. JFRD spokesman Captain Eric Prosswimmer said the fire was arson.

Prosswimmer said the Red Cross has been requested for seven adults who live in the home. There were no injuries from this fire, according to Prosswimmer.

Tamika Wolfe, who lives in the home where the fire started, said she wasn’t home when the fire started, and doesn’t know why someone would do this.

“I was coming home from a friend’s house and my daughter called and said the whole house was in flames,” Wolfe said. “My daughter and my mom and my stepfather were in the house, and they were able to make it out safe,” she said.

She said her family lost everything.

“The house is completely destroyed,” Wolfe said. “Clothes, furniture everything is completely gone. I just feel lost right now,” she said.

The family set up a GoFundMe to help with moving expenses.

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