2-alarm fire at vacant apartment complex rekindles - WKRN News 2

2-alarm fire at vacant apartment complex rekindles

Posted: Updated: Jan 31, 2014 06:52 AM
The first fire broke out Thursday night just after 9 p.m. The first fire broke out Thursday night just after 9 p.m.
The fire reignited Friday morning around 1 a.m. The fire reignited Friday morning around 1 a.m.
The fire reignited Friday morning around 1 a.m. The fire reignited Friday morning around 1 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Nashville firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at a vacant apartment complex late Thursday night, and the blaze reignited early Friday morning.

The initial fire was reported around at 9:15 p.m. at the Villa Louise Apartments located at State Street and Louise Avenue.

It was quickly deemed a two-alarm fire once crews arrived.

Around 1 a.m. Friday, someone was boarding up the building when the flames reignited. 

Officials told News 2 the blaze was yet again categorized as a two-alarm fire.

The cause for the rekindling is unclear.

Firefighters told News 2 the first extinguishing was thorough.  They used water on the site for over three hours and checked for hot spots using thermal energy detectors.

Over 16 units, which were being remodeled, were destroyed and the building is considered a total loss.

Authorities said contractors had been working in the building prior to the fire. Crews do not believe the fire was intentionally started.

No injuries were reported as the complex was vacant.

The fire remains under investigation.

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