‘I lost my best buddies’: Jacksonville man loses 2 of 4 dogs in early morning house fire
In the Tuesday morning dark cold, at around 2 a.m., a harsh reality set in for Jerry Yount. His home burst into flames. It might have been caused by an electrical overload. Yes, he lost part of his home and some precious belongings, but nothing more precious than his best friends.
Nearly 100 firefighters called to 4-alarm fire at Northside apartment complex; dozens of people displaced
While multiple Northeast Florida areas were experiencing flooding as Nicole battered the state, a fire broke out Thursday at an apartment complex on Jacksonville’s Northside, displacing dozens of people, officials said.
One person, dog killed in early morning house fire in Arlington
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person died in a house fire early Monday morning, according to the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue. The victim was found in the living room area adjacent to the kitchen. One died and the other was taken to a local veterinarian’s office. “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. AdThe fire marshal was called to determine how the fire started.
Historic Black church holds service in parking lot after devastating fire
A historic Black church was destroyed by a fire last Thursday night. Now, members of St. Simon’s Baptist Church are making do by holding services outside. The pastor’s assistant said the church staff will keep holding services outside until the church is rebuilt. It’s joy that I cannot explain.”Ambakisye, the assistant pastor at St. Simons Baptist Church, said Sunday’s service was wonderful and chose to focus on the good rather than the church being destroyed. Investigators are calling the fire that destroyed St. Simon’s Church on Thursday night suspicious.
Brush fire scorched 150 acres in Glynn County
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. – Investigators are working to determine what caused a brush fire to spark near Golden Isles Parkway and Highway 99 in Glynn County Sunday morning. It grew to 150-acres before the blaze was contained, the Georgia Forestry Commission confirmed. Glynn County Fire Department said the agency was first called around 11:30 am., and more units were called as the fire grew. When you have dry brush like that it burns really fast and it looks spectacular,” said Captain Bobby Armstrong. The Georgia Forestry commission flew over the fire to track its movement.