JFRD: Space heater started house fire

Published On: Apr 07 2014 05:55:19 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 07 2014 07:16:13 AM EDT

Firefighters said a space heater caught a bed on fire, while a family was sleeping in a home in Northwest Jacksonville early Monday morning.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue was notified of a fire to a home on 5724 Kinlock Drive South near Manhattan Drive just before 5 a.m. Monday morning.

According to JFRD, the fire spread throughout the bedroom, but a mother and son were were able to get out.

The mom was transported to UF Health for smoke-related breathing problems.  No other injuries were reported.

The State Fire Marshal was on scene, investigating the fire Monday morning.

The Red Cross is assisting the family.


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