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Road reopened after house fire Wednesday morning

12:00 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An intersection closed due to a house fire Wednesday morning is back open.

Tom Francis, spokesperson for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said fire crews received a call around 8 a.m. that a carport in the 5300 block of Attleboro Avenue was on fire.

At the time of the fire, two women and two dogs were inside the home.  Francis said neighbors helped all of them escape without injury.

Francis said it took fire crews 30 minutes to extinguish the fire that was contained to the carport area.  The rest of the house received only smoke and water damage.

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating after JFRD ruled the cause of the fire suspicious.

Francis said the fire serves as an excellent reminder to verify you have a working smoke detector in your home.  If you need a smoke detector, you may call 630-CITY.

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