Video from Jacksonville, Florida two-alarm house fire.

This video is from a two-alarm fire in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday. Here are some details from

The cold weather may have led to multiple home fires on the First Coast this weekend, stretching first responders and the Red Cross thin.

FL Jacksonville Links ApartmentsState Fire Marshal Alex Sink said it appears a fire that destroyed a portable classroom at Lakeside Elementary in Clay County Saturday night started in an attic heater unit. And a fire at the Links at Windsor Park Apartments started in a fireplace, according to a spokesman from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue.

“That was unusual, unquestionably. A matter of fact, the first responding crews … I can assure you they have not had a second alarm within an apartment fire complex in many many years,” said spokesman Tom Francis. The fire left 19 families homeless.

Firefighters were called to 12 substantial fires between Friday and today, which Francis said is about average. What is unusual is the amount of people affected by those fires, who are now reaching out for aid.

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