Lake City, Florida
The body of a Lake City police officer was found inside a burning home Thursday morning. Our partner Action News reports the home also belonged to an officer -- a veteran of the Lake City Police.
Officer Brandi Jackson, an officer and mother, succumbed to injuries she sustained in the fire on Dante Terrace.
Police and Columbia County Fire Rescue responded to the home around 1 a.m.
When firefighters arrived, they report, the home was fully engulfed with flames shooting through the roof. The home belonged to Lake City Police Department Investigator David Greear. He was also inside, but escaped with minor injuries.
Lake City Police said Officer Brandi Jackson had been with the police force for just two months. The cause of the deadly fire is under investigation. The state fire marshal and the FDLE have stepped in to investigate along with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.