Residents Rescued During South Nashville Apartment Fire
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Some residents had to be rescued from a balcony during a fire at a south Nashville apartment complex on Wednesday morning.
Smoke was visible when fire crews got on the scene around 9:30 a.m. at Altamont Pointe Apartments on Murfreesboro Pike.
The sixteen units in building C had to be evacuated, but there were some residents who had to go out on their balcony because of the smoke. Firefighters used their aerial trucks and ladders to help the residents get to safety.
No injuries were reported.
The fire was contained to one unit, but several others suffered water and smoke damage. The Red Cross was called to help find places for the displaced residents to stay.
Fire officials said a couple of pets perished in the fire.
Fire investigators said the fire was caused by unattended cooking on the stove in a third floor apartment. There were smoke detectors in the apartment, but the fire department is investigating to see if they were working.