Fatal arson fire investigated as homicide
Police in Jacksonville are now investigating an arson house fire on the Eastside early Sunday morning as a homicide.
Investigators said a man who was in the home and hospitalized in critical condition later died.
Police said three people were inside the Spearing Street home when the fire started about 4 a.m. The two others suffered minor injuries.
The man who rented the home said he's looking for a new place to live because the home was destroyed.
"I'm very fortunate that I woke up and was able to get everyone out in time," said tenant John Kenney. "When I finally went out the window, the whole front window was engulfed in flames."
Anyone with any information about the homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
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