More Than 100 FL Firefighters Tackle 3-Alarm Apartment Blaze

Raw video shows flames engulfing a four-story apartment building under construction, and it took Jacksonville crews around four hours to get the massive fire under control Sunday.

The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville
A pre-dawn, three-alarm fire destroyed a four-story apartment building under construction in Jacksonville, FL, on Sunday.
A pre-dawn, three-alarm fire destroyed a four-story apartment building under construction in Jacksonville, FL, on Sunday.
Jacksonville, FL, Fire and Rescue Department

A massive, pre-dawn fire destroyed a four-story apartment building under construction on the Southside of Jacksonville — closing a portion of nearby Baymeadows Road and Interstate 295 for several hours Sunday.

No injuries were reported in the three-alarm fire battled by 110 firefighters for about four hours at the Fusion apartments at Nursery Fields Drive and Sweetwater Parkway off East Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said.

At one point, the blaze spread to woods behind the construction site and burned a car inside a garage in the Hampton Park neighborhood

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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