Nashville Fire Department Investigating 2-Alarm Fire
Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer
At least 35 people are displaced from 12 units at the Hickory Creek
Apartments and Townhomes
Nashville Fire Department
investigators are working to determine the cause of a large fire that started
in an apartment at the Hickory Creek Apartments and Townhomes located at 1150
Vultee Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37217 on Tuesday March 19, 2019.
A 911 call alerted the NFD to the fire at 10:51 am. Rescue
12 arrived on scene within five minutes and made sure no one was injured or
trapped. The fire spread and incident command called for a second alarm for the
fire at 11:02 am.
Fire crews from 13 engine companies, four truck companies,
three rescue companies along with medic units and district chiefs responded to
the fire in full force. There were between 60 and 70 personnel who made a good
stop on the fire and kept it isolated to one building.
Building “F” sustained substantial damage from the fire and
from efforts to extinguish the fire.
There were no injuries reported to the public or personnel.
However, the fire damaged at least 12 units in Building “F” and
displaced at least 35 people. The American Red Cross of Tennessee is working
with the tenants who are displaced.
The Nashville Fire Department wants to remind the public
about the importance of having working smoke alarms, knowing
how the fire alarm system works in your building and having an escape plan
for your family. Additionally, you should practice the escape plan with family
and visitors to your home.
When making a home fire escape plan you should draw a map of
your home showing all doors and windows.
Make sure to visit each room and find two ways outside.
Additionally, all of your windows and doors should open easily and you should
be able to use them to get out of the home.
You can find more information on how to make an escape plan
from the Tennessee
State Fire Marshal and the National
Fire Protection Association.
People living in rental properties should also secure
renter’s insurance if they have not done so already. Renter’s insurance will
protect the contents of the renter’s home.
from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has useful
information about renter’s insurance.