UPDATE: 2 firefighters released from hospital

UPDATE: The two firefighters injured in Thursday's fire were released from the hospital Friday. According to Randy Wyse, President of the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters, one firefighter has been released to full duty and the more seriously injured firefighter was released from the burn unit at UF Health.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two firefighters are in stable condition after being injured in a fire Thursday evening, said the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department spokesman Tom Francis.

JFRD responded to a fire in the 6500 block of Utsey Road around 8 p.m. Francis told First Coast News' partner the Florida Times-Union that flames were coming through the roof when authorities arrived.

Five people were in the home at the time of the incident. Francis told the T-U that one firefighter hurled himself out of a second-story window because all exit points were unavailable and he was under duress.

The fire was under control after 30 minutes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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