Fire at new home in Avondale being investigated as arson

Crews investigating Avondale fire as arson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It took firefighters 15 minutes to put out a house fire in Jacksonville’s Avondale neighborhood on Monday morning.

Crews with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department told Action News Jax they are investigating it as a result of arson.

JFRD shared a picture on Twitter that shows what firefighters faced when they first arrived to the house in the 3800 block of Boone Park Avenue around 6:15 a.m.

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No one was in the house at the time of the fire and a state fire marshal is investigating. The fire appears to have started in the stairwell of the home, according to JFRD.

The house is a new home that was under construction. JFRD reported the home is not a total loss. Police have the area roped off.