WATCH LIVE: Crash with fuel spill on I-95 north by airport, causing traffic backup
Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department is reporting to a traffic crash with a fuel spill on I-95 north, north of Max Legget Parkway. Anyone travelling to or from Jacksonville International Airport this Friday afternoon will face delays.
Firefighters and the American Red Cross give out, install smoke detectors in Jacksonville
As part of Fire Prevention Week, firefighters with Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department and members of the American Red Cross went door to door on Tuesday, giving out free smoke detectors, and installing them in some homes.
City fires Jacksonville firefighter accused of making advances toward minor
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville has fired a veteran firefighter accused of making sexual advances toward a minor, News4Jax learned Monday. The 48-year-old, who’s been with the fire department 17 years, has pleaded not guilty to those charges. The victim told investigators that Lampkins kissed her, asked her to place her hand on his crotch and offered to buy her a sex toy, among other allegations. The victim’s mother told News4Jax at the time that she was devastated after learning of the allegations. Powers said Lampkins was later allowed to resume regular duties when those allegations did not lead to criminal charges.
Jacksonville firefighter accused of trying to have sex with a minor
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department lieutenant was arrested Wednesday based on accusations that he tried to have sex with a minor. According to Lampkins' arrest warrant, the victim told investigators that Lampkins made sexual advances toward her while visiting her family’s home April 16. She said Lampkins told her, “'I know you have cameras in here. News4Jax crime and safety analyst, who is a retired Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office sex crimes investigator, said that was an odd question to ask. Lampkins’ arrest comes a little bit more than a year after a woman accused Lampkins of rape, though he was not charged with a crime.
New video shows explosion aboard a burning cargo ship that injured 9 Jacksonville firefighters
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Late Sunday night, the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department released a video showing an explosion aboard the 600-foot Norwegian cargo ship called Höegh Xiamen. The video, released on social media, starts as a heavy plume of white smoke is seen near one end of the burning ship. Here is the video of the explosion that hurt 9 firefighters on June-06-2020. Posted by Jacksonville Fire Station 1 "The Rock" on Sunday, 7 June 2020Several firefighters and emergency responders can be seen in the video looking on. Hundreds of firefighters have been working to extinguish a fire that started on the ship Thursday.
2nd victim of overnight fire dies; 1 remains in critical condition
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A second person has died and another victim of a large fire early Tuesday morning is in critical condition at a burn unit, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Chief Keith Powers said. News4Jax has learned the two nearby buildings that burned were registered with the state as a group home. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the fire started about 1 a.m. at a home on 1st Street and Huron Street near the Coca-Cola bottling plant. One of those has died and the second transferred to the burn unit at UF Health Shands in Gainesville. “Our crews did the very best to enter the structure where they could, to where it was safe,” said Capt.
Cause of fire at Riverside duplex under investigation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An older two-story duplex in the Riverside area caught fire early Saturday morning, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department. JFRD responded to the around 3:00 a.m.No one was inside the home when they arrived, and no injuries have been reported. They found fire throughout the first and second floors of the structure, blazing even through the roof of the home. The building was constructed with a balloon framing, which allowed the flames to travel to the second floor rapidly. JFRD believe the fire started in the first floor bathroom, but have not reported a cause.
Injuries reported in multi-semi truck crash on I-295
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Interstate 295 was shut down Tuesday afternoon after three semi trucks were involved in a crash near the Trout River, according to the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department. JFRD said several people were injured in the crash just south of Dunn Ave.As of 3:20 p.m., all northbound lanes were blocked. Live, interactive map of Jacksonville traffic. | Stay with News4Jax for updates. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Jacksonville fire captain seriously injured in engine crash on I-10
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A veteran captain with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was seriously injured Sunday morning when the fire engine he was driving crashed and overturned on Interstate 10 near Lenox Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Interim JFRD Chief Keith Powers said prior to the crash, Rescue 32 had responded to a call about a patient with breathing issues. A 911 call came in at 9:01 a.m. notifying authorities that a JFRD engine had hydroplaned and overturned. UNCUT: Fire chief discusses crash, injured captainPowers said Arms, who has been with JRFD for 16 years, was pulled out by bystanders. "Everybody is well trained to drive any apparatus if they are a member of JFRD," Wyse said.
Jacksonville Fire Rescue truck flips in crash on I-10 eastbound
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department truck crashed on I-10 eastbound near Lenox Avenue just after 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The FHP said the driver, Daniel Arms, 53, suffered minor injuries in the crash. Troopers said the Jacksonville Fire truck was heading eastbound on Interstate 10, west of Lenox Avenue when the driver lost control of the truck, which caused it to veer right. The FHP report shows the firetruck went hit the guardrail, went through it and onto the grass shoulder, where it overturned. The driver was the only one in the firetruck when it overturned and no one else was hurt.
Teen struck by vehicle on Jacksonville's Northside dies, officials say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A teenager died after he was struck by a vehicle on Cedar Point Road and Sawpit Road in the Timucuan Preserve area at about 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police said the 14-year-old boy ran out into the road to get to his family's van and was struck by a vehicle. The two-lane road leads to Cedar Point -- a popular fishing and scenic area. Traffic was backed up on Cedar Point Road due to the crash. This is the 116th traffic fatality in Duval County so far this year, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Fire erupts at home in Arlington early Saturday morning
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville firefighters put out a house fire early Saturday morning in Arlington. Video and photos from the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department show crews rushing to put out the flames. Wright lives down the street from the house that caught fire and said the street was flooded with firefighters Saturday morning battling the fire that charred the inside of the home. I saw smoke coming out of the house," Wright said. I saw smoke and firefighters with flashlights moving through the house and firefighters spraying the open flames."