One killed in Edgehill Homes apartment fire

Posted at 7:22 AM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 18:05:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One person died from his injuries after a fire broke out at EdgeHill Homes over the weekend.

Nashville Fire responded to the blaze at the apartment complex on 14th Avenue South around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found three people with injuries who had gotten out of the building.

When firefighters dove into the apartment to control the fire, they found another who was unconscious, and made a rescue.

Jarmarcus Carney, 24, and two others, 43-year-old Ammie Gaines and 20-year-old Cedric Fitzgerald were transported to the hospital.

Carney died Sunday. His death is considered accidental. Fitzgerald remains hospitalized in critical condition. Gaines was treated and released.

Only one apartment unit caught fire, but because all of the units in the building share an attic, smoke was a danger to all residents. The whole building was evacuated, and Nashville Electric Service was called to the scene to shut power to the building down. All resident were displaced.

The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) worked to find shelter for those displaced. The American Red Cross was also being called to the scene to assist.

Arson investigators are investigating the cause. When they are done at the scene, they will head to the scene of a HAZMAT fire at Do It All Auto Detail, which happened a couple of hours later, to investigate that fire.

This story will be updated if new information is released.