JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An apartment fire at the Preserve At San Jose Condominiums in Mandarin was reported around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to JFRD.
Crews are responding to the 8800 block of Old Kings Rd to an apartment structure fire…E44 is on scene advising heavy smoke showining….more crews are en route.
— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) July 13, 2019
At least 12 units have been destroyed and 30 people displaced, officials say.
At least 12 units have been destroyed and around 30 people don’t have a place to stay now. @PaceAnJax spoke to officials a few minutes ago, she’ll have another update live at 6:30 @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/Nem59Tnlnb
— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) July 13, 2019
A man woke up to heavy smoke in his apartment and walked outside to find more smoke and firefighters banging on tenants’ doors. They were warning residents to wake up and evacuate.
JFRD says they found the fire by noticing fire coming from the roof and heavy smoke in the area. The agency has requested investigators and the Red Cross.
— Elizabeth Pace (@PaceAnJax) July 13, 2019
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