A fire forced the evacuation of a Jacksonville, Florida day care center. The day care center is located on Soutel Drive. The Jacksonville Fire Department responded with 45 rescue units and approximately 70 firefighters. Day care workers evacuated the 24 children at the center as well as the staff. One adult needed medical care at a hospital.
Fortunately, tragedy was avoided since no serious personal injuries or deaths were reported of the children enrolled in the center. This incident is a good teaching point for day care centers to prepared for fires and other unexpected emergencies. Getting the children to safety is paramount to everything else. You can read more about this story at Fire Hits Jacksonville, Florida Day Care Center.