2-alarm fire breaks out at British Woods Apartments near Nashville airport

fire at british woods apartments
Posted at 7:36 PM, Jun 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-27 16:16:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A fire broke out at British Woods Apartments in Building R on Saturday around 6:45 p.m.

When firefighting crews arrived on the scene, they found heavy smoke coming out of the building and early reports indicated that people may be trapped inside. There were 21 units in Building R.

smoke from british woods fire

Crews worked to establish a water supply, attempt an interior attack and conduct a primary search.

According to NFD's Kendra Loney, the fire was two-alarm, which meant calls for extra manpower, resources or equipment to aid with either the extent of the fire or rotating personnel due to weather conditions.

crews fight the June 25 fire at British Woods Apartments

The building and all 21 of its units were completely destroyed. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time, but the apartment did not have a sprinkler system.

The Red Cross was on the scene in case of personal emergencies, but no injuries were reported.

The fire was contained by approximately 8:40 p.m., and crews used aerial trucks for hotspots. Crews worked to put the fire out entirely for several hours.

For several days, items are expected to be smoldering and producing a light haze because of the number of items inside each of the units. It is not possible for firefighters to reach each individual item of debris, so anything that is underneath collapsed pieces of the structure will continue to smolder off.

Residents are advised to call 911 immediately if they see flames or heavy black smoke, or if they are ever afraid that a fire is spreading.