Questions linger after smoke clears in Southside apartment fire
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Questions about safety are swirling around an apartment complex on Jacksonville’s Southside after a 20-unit building went up in flames Sunday afternoon. The apartment fire sent at least one firefighter to the hospital after he was struck by a falling object. Besides the teens knocking on doors and pulling the fire alarm, residents told News4Jax they had no warning. I just heard a lot of popping and a heard a lot of people screaming.”City records obtained by News4Jax show that the apartment complex passed inspection in 2018. News4Jax saw investigators with hard hats on exiting the destroyed apartment building carrying salvaged belongings including important documents, firearms and a jewelry box.