2 hospitalized, 1 critical after Southside house fire

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Mar 27 2014 02:12:54 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 27 2014 07:25:35 PM EDT

A Southside house fire sent two people to the hospital, and killed their family pet.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Two people hospitalized, one in critical condition, after a fire broke out in a Southside home Thursday afternoon, according to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.

Firefighters were called to the home on Mills Road off Parental Home Road just after 1 p.m.

Three adults were outside the house when firefighters arrived, and crews found heavy smoke and worked to put the fire out.

An elderly man was taken to UF Health Jacksonville in critical condition, according to JFRD. A woman went to Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The occupants managed to get one of theirs dogs out, but a second dog died in the fire.

The State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the cause of the fire.

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