Fire Near Jay Claims One Life

September 12, 2017

A  fire claimed one life late Monday night near Jay.

The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Mart Jernigan Road, about a mile and half of north of Jay. Firefighters arrived to find the trailer full involved and burned nearly to the ground.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The fire is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The Jay, Berrydale and Allentown fire department responded to the blaze.

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Comments

2 Responses to “Fire Near Jay Claims One Life”

  1. Firesafety&preventionawareness on September 15th, 2017 7:08 pm

    I swear more people die in house fires in the Jay area than anywhere else in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. I cant be the only 1 that notices this. I’m also willing to bet its from the lack of fire safety and prevention awareness and the lack of smoke detectors being in every home. It should be law that every home is required to have Atleast 2 smoke alarms. 1 in the living/dining area and 1 in or near the sleeping quarters. Escambia county has a smoke detector progam for its residents who dont have smoke alarms im unsure if Santa Rosa does. Worth looking into

  2. Melissa A Craig on September 12th, 2017 11:51 am

    So sad this is my ex brother in law





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