Child Suffers Burn Personal Injuries in Jacksonville Florida Fire

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In the Winter Months, fires are more prevalent in Jacksonville and other cities. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville Fire Rescue and the State Fire’s Marshall’s Office are investigating a fire that took place on the Westside of Jacksonville. It was reported that a 3 year old child suffered serious personal injuries / burns as a result of a fire in a mobile home. The fire took place at approximately 1:40 p.m. The girl was transported to Shands at the University of Florida – Gainesville for treatment. The girl’s body sustained burns to the stomach, legs, face and arms. See Child Suffers Burns in Jacksonville, Florida.
Fire safety and prevention can help reduce the incidence of fires and resulting injuries. When there is a fire involving injuries, State and local officials will investigate to determine the cause of the fire as well as the preventability of the fire.
All homeowners and renters should frequently check smoke alarms and periodically replace batters as needed. In addition, electrical outlets and extension cords should be checked to make sure there is no fraying or other increased risks of fire.

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