JFRD released this video Friday night of an apparent tire explosion while their firefighter was standing very close to the container mover, trying to extinguish the flames.


Jacksonville Fire and Rescue crews responded to a shipment truck fire on Blount Island in north Jacksonville Friday afternoon.

JFRD tweeted that their units responded to the 5200 block of William Mills Street around 4 p.m. Friday, reporting heavy smoke coming from the area.

What JFRD originally reported to be a structure fire, turned out to be a fire to what appears to be a shipment or container mover.

Blount Island is home to the Blunt Island Marine Terminal, JAXPORT's largest facility and one of the largest vehicle import/export centers in the United States, according to JAXPORT's page.