JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --
A 5-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital after being pulled from a burning home in Northwest Jacksonville Wednesday evening.
The fire broke out at a house in the 1500 block of West 25th Street just north of U.S. 1.
Firefighters said when they arrived at the house engulfed in flames, the little girl was the only person still inside.
Investigators said the child's mother and two other children were able to escape the burning home.
Crews found the girl unconscious in a back bedroom that the girl's mother was unable to get to before she had to escape the flames.
After being pulled from the home, the girl was flown to Shands-Gainesville Medical Center to be treated by the burn unit.
"I've since learned that the child has regained pulse and all things being positive and remaining so, maybe the child will come away from this," said Jacksonville Fire and Rescue spokesman Tom Francis.
Investigators said they were investigating the cause of the fire.
"Apparently, in the front of the home a deep freezer of some kind was located that had been providing some sort of trouble for the family in the form of sparking. We can't substantiate whether that was the actual culprit but I can assure you the investigation will focus on those statements made by the homeowner," Francis said.
Investigators said they were not sure if the home had a working smoke detector, which they said are especially important as temperatures begin to drop.
The Red Cross arrived at the home to help the family find a place to stay, clothes and other immediate needs.
- My thoughts are with the family and the young girl. Hope she makes a full recovery. Great job boys.
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11-09-2007, 07:55 AM #1
Great job JACKSONVILLE FD.Greater love has no man than to lay his life down for a friend.
11-09-2007, 10:23 AM #2
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they pulled another one out this am. awesome work!
Firefighters save elderly man after space heater fire
By The Times-Union
An elderly man was saved from his Moncrief-area home Friday morning after a space heater is believed to have started a fire.
Around 6:30 a.m. firefighters responded to smoke in a single-story home in the 1200 block of West 22nd Street, said Tom Francis, spokesman for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. Crews used forcible entry to get inside the home and found smoke coming from a bedroom, he said.
An elderly man was found passed out inside the smoke-filled room and was brought to Shands Jacksonville hospital, Francis said. His condition is unknown, but he later regained consciousness and spoke with investigators.
The man told fire investigators that he had a space heater too close to his bed, which might have started the fire, Francis said. There was no smoke detector in the home.
With the chilly morning with 40-degree temperatures, Francis said it's becoming the time of year when people need to think about safety with home heating. He said people should shop for the safest space heaters, such as the ones with automatic shutoffs. People need to be especially careful with gas or kerosene heaters. Above all, be mindful of distance, he said.
"You have to give space to your space heater," Francis said.
Francis said the firefighters who saved the man were unavailable for comment because their shift is over.
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11-14-2007, 01:14 PM #3
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11-14-2007, 06:55 PM #5
Awesome job by the Jax Brothers! A tip o' the ol' cow lid to ya'll!
Nice grabs guys!!!!!Fire Lieutenant/E.M.T.
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