• JFRD extinguishes warehouse fire south of JAX airport


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department on Wednesday night extinguished a fire at a warehouse off of Duval Road southeast of Jacksonville International Airport.

    Firefighters say a hopper full of aluminum caught fire and the flames spread into the warehouse of Enkei Florida, located at 1401 Wheels Road. A hazmat team responded to the scene.

    Employees called for help around 9:20 p.m. and evacuated the building. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

    Firefighters said the fire is all metal, so it was difficult to extinguish and was spreading at one point. JFRD had to call for metal-x extinguishers for metal-specific fires. Crews were flowing water into the machinery to lower the temperature.

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