Garage at Westside home catches fire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A structure fire on the Westside shut down traffic in the surrounding neighborhood early Saturday, authorities said.

Authorities closed traffic on Shircliff Drive at Winterwood Circle after Jacksonville Fire Rescue was alerted to a house fire in the 2400 block of Winterwood about 8:45 a.m., dispatchers with JFRD said.

A man was trying to start a car in his garage when the car backfired and started a fire in the garage, firefighters on scene told First Coast News.

Firefighters put out the fire, but some of them sustained blisters during the blaze, they said.

No other injuries were reported.


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