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Firefighters Battle Third Suspicious Fire In Week

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fire officials said an overnight fire at a vacant home is the third suspected arson in Nashville this week.

The most recent fire started around 12:30 a.m. Thursday at an abandoned home on Dupont Avenue. Neighbors told firefighters they saw smoke and flames coming out of the front door.

Luckily, crews were able to put the fire out in a short amount of time and no one was hurt.

Fire officials said another fire broke out at an abandoned duplex on 16th Avenue in North Nashville around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Multiple units responded and they had the fire under control in just a few minutes. The front part of the building sustained the most damage.

Officials are also investigating another possible arson at a vacant home on Trevor Drive on Sunday. Firefighters said the home had flames shooting through the roof when they arrived around 2 a.m.

Officials believe the fire had been burning at least half an hour before they got there. The building was gutted and the floor burned through.

"There's no one here, there's no power. The things fully involved, that's not rocket science, okay?" said Nashville Fire Chief George Hickey on Sunday.

The investigation continues into all three fires.

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