St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) responded to a structure fire early Thursday morning involving multiple units at the Ocean Villas condominium complex at 850 A1A Beach Blvd.in St. Augustine Beach.
Initial arriving crews initiated an aggressive fire attack after finding smoke and flames showing from a single unit. The main body of the fire was knocked down within 20 minutes. Firefighters then extinguished smaller pockets of fire that spread to several adjoining units. A total of 16 SJCFR fire suppression, rescue and command units battled the fire, along with a Ladder truck from the St. Augustine Fire Department.
One adult occupant of the condominium complex was treated by paramedics on scene and transported to FlaglerHospital with non-life threatening injuries. No further details regarding the patient’s injuries or condition were available at the time of this release.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and is the subject of an investigation by SJCFR and the State Fire Marshals Office.