It was Thursday, April 30, 2015 when the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) was dispatched to 6318 Bluebird Rd. around 11:10 p.m.
A JFRD report obtained by First Coast News described the scene as a "single-family residential fire" with "flames coming [from] the house."
Around 11:17 p.m., a neighbor told JFRD dispatch that they didn't believe anyone was home, but the fire on the back side of the home was spreading. JFRD arrived a minute later.
JFRD notified the State Fire Marshal it was needed on the scene at 11:30 p.m. The home was considered a total loss.
Neighbor Toni Simonton had a front-row seat living next door to the house that caught on fire. She said the flames were too close.
"The flames is right there," she said. "You could almost spit on the trailer. The flames were so close."
She said she prayed that the fire was an accident before a new reality set in. Turns out, someone was intentionally setting neighborhood homes on fire, according to the ATF.
"What joy could they be getting out of setting these fires," she asked. "I don't get it. I just don't get it."
Simonton's home on Bluebird Road hasn't been touched by an arsonist, but she said it has seen close calls. Her neighbors' homes have been intentionally torched, including her sister-in-law's home next door. Her house was abandoned after an accidental fire caused by a space heater on Feb. 9, 2016, according to the ATF.
Simonton's sister-in-law's now abandoned home caught on fire two more times. The second time it happened in April of 2016, which marked the fifth suspected arson in the neighborhood. When it caught fire again for a third time on Nov. 24, 2016, it marked the 18th suspected arson.
Investigators believed a serial arsonist was responsible.
"That trailer right there burnt down in like  minutes," Simonton said.
Simonton, along with other neighbors in the area, pray that her family's house isn't next.
"I hope and pray it don't happen," she said.