Jacksonville firefighters responded to deal with fires 3 times in 2 days

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A state firefighter was called in to investigate why a home in Arlington caught fire three times in the past two days.

Jacksonville firefighters responded to the house on Aletha Drive before 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

Firefighters found that the fire started in a crawling area under the house on Wednesday morning. They were able to put out the flames quickly on their first call, but returned before 6 a.m. when the fire re-lit.

Firemen returned a third time Thursday morning around 5:30 a.m. when flames were seen in the back of the house and along the ridge line.

Five people and a child were displaced and left the house after the first fire. They are receiving assistance from the Red Cross, according to Jacksonville Fire Rescue.

The homeowner told News4Jax that the house was occupied by the family he had rented to and that they had lost everything in the fire but luckily were not injured.

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