Madison Apartment Fire Rekindles Live On TV

Posted at 4:59 AM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 08:02:28-05

An early-morning apartment fire rekindled Thursday morning live on NewsChannel 5 This Morning. An elderly couple has been displaced. 

Fire crews responded to Hickory Boulevard Apartments on East Old Hickory Boulevard around 4 a.m. 

Investigators said right now, they think an oxygen tank in the apartment unit caught fire, but an investigator will officially determine the cause. 

The blaze was contained inside the apartment, and the unit is a total loss. 

About 30 minutes later, the blaze rekindled while reporter Dan Kennedy was in the middle of a live shot. Fire crews were alerted and returned to the scene. 

Smoke had already begun filling a neighboring apartment. Fans were later brought in to try and filter the smoke out of the other units.  

No one has been injured. 

The Red Cross was called to the scene to help those displaced.