16 Units Destroyed In 2-Alarm Condo Fire

Posted at 3:46 AM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 13:44:28-04

At least 16 units were destroyed overnight after a fire broke out at a south Nashville condo complex.

Crews with the Nashville Fire Department responded to the two-alarm blaze on Harold Drive around 12:30 Wednesday morning.

When they got to the scene, flames were shooting through the roof of the second floor. 

Firefighters entered the building first but the blaze became too overpowering. They got out and used several ladder trucks to attack the flames from above.

The condo where the fire originated was recently vacated. No one was hurt.

The building is older and likely didn't have a sprinkler system, making it even more difficult to fight the flames.

One woman was forced to evacuate with her son and two nephews after her neighbor told her the building was on fire.

"We're still alive the material things we can replace, once we're gone that’s it. I'm good, I'm okay. God is going to take care of everything and everybody that's why we all made it out,” she said.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation this morning. The Red Cross has been called in to assist the families that were displaced.