JFRD: 4 firefighters receive minor injuries fighting house fire in Northwest Jacksonville

Jacksonville FL — The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said four firefighters received minor injuries while fighting a house fire on Acorn Street in Northwest Jacksonville on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire happened at the home in Northwest Jacksonville around 1 p.m. Neighbors told firefighters that a person was trapped in the home, so firefighters forced their way into the home to try to rescue the person.

No one ended up being inside the home at the time of the fire.

JFRD Chief Keith Powers said the firefighters were dealing with high heat conditions, low visibility and burglar bars on the house.

Four firefighters suffered minor burns -- one was burned on the face, one was burned on their wrist and the other two had their ears and face burned.

They were taken to the hospital and were released later on Tuesday. Chief Powers said they will go to home and rest.

Powers said the firefighters’ gear is what kept them from getting more severe burns.

The home is a total loss, JFRD said, and the cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Red Cross was called to help the one person who lives in the home.

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