MASSIVE FIRE: Fire destroys building many call a piece of history

Thunderbird Motor Hotel property in Arlington destroyed in fire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 9:30 P.M. - Action News Jax reporter Dani Bozzini went to the building damaged in a fire on Wednesday evening.

Firefighters swarmed the area and were able to put the fire out just before 7 p.m.

Witnesses tell Bozzini that the flames were higher than the building at one point.

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Two woman tell Bozzini that the building damaged in the fire was the abandoned, old Bethelite Conference Center. These woman say this building was a piece of history.

No one was injured in the fire and Yolando Reese, a witness, told Bozzini that, "God protected and covered us so we're thankful for that and hopefully there was nobody in there and things are fine and nobody got hurt."

UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said that the building fire is under control.

UPDATE 6:35 P.M. - The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has called the fire marshal to the building fire.

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Posted by Action News Jax on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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