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.
Fire at French cloud computing firm disrupts websites
The OVH data center is seen in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, March 11, 2021. A fire broke out on Wednesday in a room of one of the 4 OVH cloud data center affecting websites in several European countries. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)PARIS – Numerous companies and websites in France suffered outages and disruptions to services after a fire swept through a cloud computing provider's facility. No one was injured in the blaze, which destroyed one of the site's four data centers and damaged another one. AdOVH operates 15 data centers in Europe and competes with giant U.S. cloud-computing rivals such as Amazon Web Services.
Jacksonville firefighters respond to house for fire 3 times in 2 days
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A state fire marshal has been called to investigate what caused a house in Arlington to catch fire three times over the last two days. Jacksonville firefighters first responded to the home on Aletha Drive before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters determined the fire started in a crawl space area underneath the home Wednesday morning. They were able to put the flames out quickly during their initial call but returned before 6 a.m. when the fire reignited. Thursday morning around 5:30, firefighters returned a third time when flames were seen in the back of the home and along the ridgeline.
Photos show firefighters battle intense house fire in Bradford County
Photo shows two Bradford County firefighters bravely face a home nearly engulfed in flames. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A home in Bradford County is a complete loss after an early morning fire broke out. Bradford County firefighters responded to the blaze before 6 Thursday morning. 8:50 AM UPDATE- Crews are continuing to perform overhaul operations and the State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrived to... Posted by Bradford County Fire Rescue on Thursday, January 21, 2021No one was injured, and the homeowners were away at the time of the fire. The fire marshal is investigating the cause.
Russia: 7 die in fire at nursing home in western Siberia
In this photo released by Russian Emergency Ministry Press Service, firefighters work at the site of fire at a nursing home in the town of Borovsky, western Siberia, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Russian authorities say seven people have died in the fire at a nursing home in western Siberia. (Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)MOSCOW – A fire at a nursing home in Siberia killed seven people on Saturday, Russian authorities said. The fire took place at the private home for the elderly in the Tyumen region of western Siberia. Local officials said the home in the town of Borovsky wasn't registered with authorities.
Fuel tanker fire shuts down I-10 Christmas Eve morning
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville firefighters battled a fuel tanker fire on I-10 westbound early Christmas Eve morning. The tanker was carrying 6,000 gallons of gasoline and 2,500 gallons of diesel when flames sparked. All westbound lanes of I-10 at Hammond Boulevard were closed while crews transfered the fuel. Otherwise, traffic is being redirected onto the 295 exit. If you follow the latter route, you’ll need to use 295 northbound to exit to Commonwealth Avenue, go left on Commonwealth, and then use Picketville Road south to get to US 90.
House fire doesn’t keep local youth football player away from game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local player on a youth football team is in Orlando but doesn’t know what he’s returning home to. They are in Orlando right now playing in the Youth Football League tournament. They beat the Western Pennsylvania Elite, 12-6 on Wednesday and moved on to Friday’s championship against the Maryland Seahawks. What Ehmir doesn’t know is that his home was ravaged by fire last weekend. Ehmir didn’t know about the fire because they wanted him to be able to have fun in his big game.
Thanksgiving fire engulfs Florida shopping center
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – State fire marshals are investigating a suspicious fire that engulfed a shopping center early Thanksgiving morning. The fire at the Village Plaza shopping center in Daytona Beach broke out at about 4 a.m. Thursday and spread into several units, according to WKMG-TV in Orlando. Daytona Beach fire officials believe the flames started in a nutritional store. Many of the units were not currently being leased and there were no people at the time of the fire. Fire officials are calling the fire suspicious and said the state fire marshal is investigating.
80 firefighters worked massive fire at Jacksonville trucking company
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville firefighters are working to extinguish the remaining hot spots from a massive fire in a multi-use building on New Kings Road near the intersection of Gilchrist Road in Northwest Jacksonville. A spokesperson for JFRD said the building was a place of business for a trucking company and held several storage units. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office closed both lanes of New Kings Road while firefighters are still on scene. We are learning it was a multi-use building including storage and a trucking company @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/J2xfz9HlAO — Jennifer Ready (@JenniferReadyTV) November 25, 2020At least 10 ladders with Jacksonville Fire Rescue were on scene before 5 a.m. and a spokesperson for JFRD said about 80 firefighters were on scene. RELATED: 4 firefighters burned attempting rescue from house fireSeveral ambulances were standing-by as well in case of injury, but there were none.
JaxPAL reopening Eastside location Tuesday after fire in March
JaxPAL reopening Eastside location Tuesday after fire in MarchJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JaxPAL announced its Eastside center officially reopened on Tuesday. The location caught on fire back in March and was severely damaged. JaxPAL Eastside held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m.“The work JaxPAL does for our children and the communities we serve is critical to developing positive relationships with law enforcement, create leaders, and support families,” Kimberly Waterhouse said. Click here for more information.
Green Cove Springs apartment building fire contained
Green Cove Springs, FL – Clay County Fire Rescue responded to a 3 story apartment building fire at the 200 block of St. Johns Avenue in Green Cove Springs. At about 5 a.m., crews said the fire was out and confined to the outside decks of the complex. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire.
Jacksonville firefighter injured in building fire off I-10
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville firefighter injured while fighting a blaze a commercial warehouse in Mixon Town early Monday morning is out of the hospital and recovering at home. A spokesperson for Jacksonville Fire Rescue said the injuries were minor but didn’t elaborate. #DEVELOPING: @JFRDJAX still battling hotspots at @WWGayMechanical in Jacksonville’s Mixon Town neighborhood. One firefighter was injured and transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. When crews arrived, they found the fire burning in the space between the ceiling and the roof of the building.
Fire Marshal investigating Downtown house fire
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to house fire in the Downtown area around 11:30 p.m. Friday. Responding crew members could see the flames burning from outside the home. Within minutes, the department said that the fire was under control. After an initial search of the home, JFRD said there was no one inside. The State Fire Marshal has been called to lead an investigation into the late night house fire.
JFRD: Lackawanna house catches fire Saturday morning
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire on Shortreed Street, around 7:00 a.m. Saturday Morning. Crews reported seeing heavy flames inside the home. The officers on scene declared the house clear after a search. Within minutes, JFRD announced that the blaze was under control. Command has requested a investigator to look further into the cause of the early morning fire.
Everyone OK after multi-alarm fire at commercial building in Mixon Town
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Fire Rescue said it took 65 firefighters to contain a blaze that consumed multiple sections of a commercial building in Mixon Town near Riverside before dawn Friday. Shortly after firefighters arrived, they were ordered out of the building for safety. A spokesperson for JFRD said the front half of the building is destroyed, but the back half was saved from the flames. Drivers are warned and reminded to slow down and keep their attention on the road when near any fire scene. Fire officials noted this fire made for the ninth multi-alarm fire in 2020, an unusually high number for the department.