NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An investigation has gotten underway after fire broke out at the former Haddox Pharmacy building in Nashville.
The incident was reported around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the now-vacant building on Charlotte Avenue.
No one was inside at the time of the fire.
Joseph Pleasant, public information officer for the Nashville Fire Department, said the building did not have electricity running to it, prompting arson investigators to be called to the scene.
“If you do have vacant properties, make sure they’re boarded up tight and secure. It’s cold and people who don’t have anywhere to go may break in to those places to stay warm,” Pleasant said. “Unfortunately, the way they stay warm may be starting a fire inside the structure and we don’t want anyone to lose their life because of that.”
The old pharmacy building was sold to a hotel company back in 2017 and has been vacant ever since.
Anyone with information can submit tips to the TN Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. All calls are confidential and callers can earn up to a $5,000 reward.