NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Crews with the Nashville Fire Department worked to extinguish a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Bellevue early Sunday morning.
The fire was reported just after 2 a.m. in the 300 block of Belle Valley Drive at the Landmark at Lyncrest Reserve Apartment Homes.
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According to the Nashville Fire Department, the fire began in Building L of the complex, which contains 16 units.
Crews were originally searching for two residents who were reported missing after the fire, but say all occupants have now been accounted for.
The fire department said that two cats were killed in the fire and Building L has been deemed a total loss due to the extensive damage.
Neighbor Brandon Rhinehart returned home from a wedding to find the damage Sunday.
“When I first seen it I was just more worried about did anybody get hurt because these people that I know, I live next to them. So just concerned really,” Rhinehart said. “I see kids playing out here all the time so I’m really glad to see none of the kids got hurt, especially.”
Rhinehart said he’s thankful his apartment was spared, but extended his hand to any neighbors in need.
“If anybody needs any help I’m down here at the end, I’m in unit 396. If y’all need help, knock on the door, we’ll feed you, at least give you a roof over your head for the evening,” Rhinehart said. “Tonight, when we lay down and say our prayers, we want to thank the good lord up above and make sure to ask for a little help for everybody else.”
Officials say that Red Cross is working to assist those who have been displaced at this time.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No other information was immediately released.
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