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Woman critical after apartment fire on Southside

A fire damaged 8 units at the La Esperanza apartments. One woman was critically injured. (Matt Augustine - WOKV-FM, Action News)
A fire damaged 8 units at the La Esperanza apartments. One woman was critically injured. (Matt Augustine - WOKV-FM, Action News)
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Updated: 2/28 9:25 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A woman is in critical condition after a serious fire on the Southside.

The Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department was called to the La Esperanza Apartments on University Boulevard just after 3 a.m. The fire was out before 4:30 a.m.

Fire investigators say firefighters found the woman in a bedroom where the walls were completly engulfed in flames. She was taken to UF Health in Jacksonville.

Firefighters said 8 units in 1 building were damaged by smoke and flames. Four Red Cross volunteers arrived to help around 5 a.m. They are helping 8 tenants with clothing, food and shelter.

Tune into Action News This Morning on CBS47 and FOX30 for updates.
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