Jacksonville firefighter sustained major burns, taken to UF Gainesville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 5/6/2021 6:15 P.M.:

When the Jacksonville firefighters first arrived on scene, they were told someone was inside the house, so they went in the house and attempted to make a rescue, but discovered no one was inside.

After attempting the rescue, they began extinguishing the fire, when one of the firefighters sustained significant burns.

The burns were caused by steam getting through his protective gear.

The firefighter was burned around his ears, neck, and shoulders, but the ones of concern were the burns around his wrists, according to the fire chief.

He was transported to University of Florida in Gainesville to meet with a burn doctor, but the chief said that he is expected to make a full recovery.

Firefighters are still investigating what caused the house fire.


The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) said one of their firefighters was transported to a hospital after helping battle a fire on Restlawn Dr. Thursday.

Action News Jax is working to learn more. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jacksonville firefighter taken to hospital after fire on Restlawn Drive
Jacksonville firefighter taken to hospital after fire on Restlawn Drive