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Nashville Fire Department Investigating 2-Alarm Fire

3/19/2019
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.

This video from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has useful information about renter’s insurance.

Fire at 1150 Vultee Blvd

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Firefighter Ventilates side of apartment fire.