Fire damages Nocatee home during storm


A home in Nocatee’s Addison Park is significantly damaged and no longer habitable after a fire erupted there Monday night during severe storms.

St. Johns County Fire Rescue and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue extinguished the flames in the home at 161 Paradise Valley Drive before the fire spread to any adjacent structures. No injuries were reported. Initial reports stated that the home was struck by lightning during the storms, but the official cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross has been contacted to provide assistance to the affected family. If you’d like to help, Red Cross officials suggest calling their Jacksonville office at (904) 358-8091.

A GoFundMe page has also been created to support the affected family: