Apartment Fire Kills Infant
Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer
Nashville Fire Department Arson
Investigators are determining what caused the fire that also injured several
Nashville Fire Department Arson Investigators are looking for what sparked
an early morning fire that killed an eight-month-old baby and injured five
Nashville Fire Fighters and
Medic Units responded to the Hickory Lake Apartments at 3940 Apache Trail just
after 2:00 a.m. for an apartment fire, on Sunday.
This first unit on scene
found heavy smoke and flames coming from one of the units. Dispatch let arriving
personnel know several people were trapped inside the burning apartment unit.
Firefighters rescued one person from a third floor balcony.
People at the fire scene told
NFD firefighters several children were inside the burning apartment.
Firefighters immediately ran into the unit and searched for the children. They
were able to rescue four of them.
eight-month-old baby did not survive the fire and died on the scene.
NFD medics transported four
children to Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital and later found another five-year-old
child who was also taken to Vanderbilt.
NFD Fire crews did an
outstanding job of containing the fire to one apartment and smoke damage to the
apartments in one area of the complex.
The American Red Cross
responded to the scene and is working with the impacted residents who may need
temporary housing and other resources.
NFD Arson Investigators continue
their investigation. Any updates in regards to their investigation will be
released when available.