• Car crashes into North Jacksonville building, ignites fire that engulfs building

    By: Michael Yoshida


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Officers are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a North Jacksonville building Sunday.

    Officials said a vehicle was traveling northbound in the 16000 block of Main Street North and left the roadway for an unknown reason and hit Arwood Waste.

    The business became engulfed in flames due to the crash. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to extinguish the fire.

    Northbound and southbound lanes of N. Main Street were temporarily closed Sunday morning between Pecan Park Road and Yellow Bluff Road as JFRD worked to extinguish the fire.

    JFRD Chief Martin Senterfitt said the building is a total loss.

    “It’s hard to even tell it’s a two-story building looking at it now,” Senterfitt said.

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    The first and second floors or Arwood Waste collapsed in the overnight fire, according to Senterfitt

    JFRD said the building is expected to smoke throughout the day, and hotspots will likely ignite in the building.

    Senterfitt said JFRD will allow the building to smolder throughout the day and crews will monitor the building from the outside.

    “Everything that has collapse has collapsed, unless we go in and start pushing stuff around,” Senterfitt said.

    The business was closed at the time of incident, and no injuries were reported.


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