Woman critical after apartment fire on Southside
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.
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