NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A fire displaced three families and an elderly woman at an apartment complex in south Nashville.
The fire broke out around midnight at the South Brook Apartments on Linbar Drive. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within ten minutes of arriving on the scene.
An elderly woman who lived in an apartment in building F told firefighters she lost her medicine on the floor near her bed and went to look for it using a lighter. She accidentally dropped the lighter and somehow that set her bed on fire.
She said she tried to put it out, but when it started getting out of hand she called 911.
No residents were hurt during the fire, but a firefighter was taken to the hospital for a minor injury.
"We have one firefighter that was injured he lost his balance on some debris in there and fell through some glass and actually the glass went through his glove and was embedded in there. He's been transported to Southern Hills Hospital," said Nashville Fire Chief Ricky Taylor.
Three other apartment units suffered smoke and water damage, so those residents had to find a place to stay.
The Red Cross provided assistance. The elderly woman said she did not have renter's insurance so she lost everything in the fire.
Firefighters said these types of fires are a reminder of the importance of having renter's insurance.