Fire sparked at Collins Road Baptist Church on Westside

No injuries were reported, Jacksonville Fire Rescue says

By Corley Peel - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Firefighters with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were sent to battle a fire on Friday evening at a church on the Westside.

JFRD said the fire is believed to have started in the attic of the Collins Road Baptist Church. Upon arrival, firefighters said flames could be seen from the top of the building, and there was extensive damage to the roof.

It's unclear how long it took firefighters to get the fire under control. No injuries were reported. The state fire marshal will investigate the cause.

The American Red Cross was called to assist an adult. The church's caretaker smelled smoke and called JFRD.

Firefighters were nearby. JFRD Station 52 was right across the street from the church.

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