A man critically injured in a house fire Monday night in the Moncrief area died overnight at the hospital, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said.
Crews responded just after 10:20 p.m. to the fire at the house on Moncrief Road near Golfair Boulevard. JFRD Capt. Eric Prosswimmer said firefighters were initially impeded by burglar bars but found an older man in the home.
Prosswimmer said the man, who lived alone, was then taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and burns. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, JFRD confirmed the man died of his injuries.
As of 10:55 p.m., the fire was under control. The state fire marshal was called to determine the cause of the fire and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives will investigate the man’s death.