JFRD: Wednesday storms cause multiple fires in East Arlington

A family has been displaced in East Arlington after Wednesday's storms.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has responded to four structure fires in East Arlington and Girvin area that were started by Wednesday's storms, JFRD said.

Shortly after the storms rolled through the area, JFRD Union President Randy Wyse tweeted about the fires in the McCormick Road area.

The first fire on Candlebark Drive was started in the attic of a home by a lightning strike, JFRD told First Coast News. It caused significant damage to the home, primarily from smoke and water, crews said. The homeowners are displaced and no injuries have been reported.

The second fire was reported on Carina Lane in the Girvin area. JFRD said the fire isn't thought to be significant.

The third fire was reported on White Feather Drive. Similar to the first fire, JFRD said a lightning strike caused the fire in the attic of the home. No injuries have been reported and damage is limited.

The fourth fire is in an unknown location.

We have crews on the scene. Stay with First Coast News as this story develops.

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