‘Everything is gone’: Mobile home fire traps family of 3 inside, home destroyed

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Three people are recovering after being temporarily trapped inside a burning home. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue are investigating the cause.

This morning JFRD crews were working a mobile home fire. I got to speak with the owner of the house, he says his home is completely burned on the inside. It happened on the corner of Vista Verde Street and Seaboard Avenue.

“Everything is gone, it’s gone, everything,” says the homeowner.

Too distraught to go on camera, the homeowner says his whole life changed during a 10-minute drive up to a corner store. He just wanted to buy a bottle of water.

“I was thirsty, so I went up to the close store here, got a drink, came right back and there was no traffic,” says the homeowner.

When the homeowner came back, he found a number of fire trucks leading to his home. He says he was scared because his best friends and their child were still in the home at the time of the fire.

“Mark, Shayne and Layton had been trapped in the back bedroom. They had to kick the window to get out, thank God they did get out,” says the homeowner.

The man of the house says the two adults, Mark and Layton are okay. Mark just has a few cuts on his arms from trying to break through windows. Shayne is their 6-year-old child who is currently at a nearby hospital getting checked out for smoke inhalation.

“I’m still trying to cope with the concept of what’s really going on,” says the homeowner.

At this time JFRD nor the homeowner know the cause of the fire.


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