Senior citizen high-rise evacuated

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Residents of the Riverside Presbyterian Apartments at 1045 Oak Street were evacuated Sunday afternoon due to smoke from a fire in an apartment on the 16th floor, according to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.

Channel 4 was told the fire was put out by the sprinkler system by the time firefighters arrived, but the residents of the retirement apartments were being taken from the building until the smoke could be cleared.

There was no report of any injuries and residents were allowed to return to their apartments after firefighters ventilated the building.

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