4 Green Hills townhomes damaged in fire - WKRN News 2

4 Green Hills townhomes damaged in fire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Residents at the Versailles Townhomes in Green Hills spent much of Labor Day searching their homes for items that survived a fire Sunday night.

The fire started around 9:20 p.m. at the homes located at 3000 Hillsboro Pike.

According to fire officials on the scene, someone heard a popping noise and noticed smoke.

Megan Boardman had moved into her apartment on Saturday.

"It was just kind of a surreal experience," she said. "I heard the pops of the glass breaking and I just looked out the window and saw the tree go up in flames."

Boardman was able to get out of her apartment and alert her neighbors to the fire. Her apartment was not damaged by the fire, but smoke filled her apartment.

"It could have been a lot worse the fire fighters really were on top of their game last night," she said.

The Southern California native said Sunday's fire reminded her of a wildfire in southern California that claimed her college home.

"This was definitely reminiscent of that but it could have been a lot worst," she said,.

Firefighters had the blaze under control quickly, but four units suffered significant damage.  One was damaged by the fire, while the other three were damaged by water.

Everyone made it out of the apartments safely.  One resident received help from Red Cross.

Jody Folk's sister-in-law's apartment is where the fire likely started.

He wore grocery bags on his feet as he walked through her apartment searching for her original art work. She is an artist.

"There is more art so we have the question of what is damaged," Folk said. "It all hasn't burned so it has soot all over and that type of thing.

Folk recovered a couple of paintings, including a painting of his granddaughters that is still a work in progress.

Insurance adjusters and cleaning companies were also at the property meeting with affected residents.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Nashville Fire Department.

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