Jacksonville: Fire Damages Dwelling
Published THU APR 08
Engines 2, 1, and 4 and 402 (Battalion Chief) were
dispatched to 602 Henderson Drive at 12: 29 hours on Thursday, April
First arriving units arrived at 12:35 hours and found
fire along with heavy smoke showing from the roof and attic areas of a
single story ranch style house. All occupants escaped the home
Firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack
but were unable to gain access to the attic. All units were withdrawn
from the structure and a defensive operation brought the fire under
The house sustained major damage. The Red Cross was
called to the scene to offer assistance to the occupants.
reported that the fire started in the back of a contractors work
vehicle parked at the rear of the house and spread to the back porch
and attic. Contractors had been working on the house and left for
lunch when the fire was discovered.
The cause of the fire was determined to be careless
smoking by workers igniting a fire in the back of the work truck.
- Submitted by Deputy Chief John O'Neal, Jacksonville Fire Department