Crews Fight Duplex Fire On Brookway Drive

Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-26 23:37:50-05

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at a duplex in Nashville.

The incident happened after 5 p.m. Saturday at a duplex in the 3500 block of Brookway Drive.

Minor injuries were reported in the fire. Two people were taken to the hospital has a precaution.

"One minute we see the flames and then the next minute it was an explosion, and everything just went up all at once," said Constance Wilder, a neighbor. "I mean reach out to anybody who can help this family. They're wonderful people. They're wonderful people, just good community people."

At least seven people were displaced in the fire. They were receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

"It's difficult anytime, especially during the holidays, families in town and all that just adds to the pain," said Bobby Murray, Nashville Fire Captain.

"They need all the help they can get," Wilder said. "I reach out to everyone. Everyone. It's the holidays. Tragedy comes at a time when it's giving. Everyone reach into their pocket and help people's family stay warm."

Images from the scene appeared to show massive damage to the structure as crews worked to knock down the flames.



Authorities said the preliminary cause appeared to be a cooking fire, but an investigation was set for Sunday to determine the final cause.

Officials confirmed the fire was out around 6:30 p.m.