Firefighter, civilian injured in fire at South Nashville tire shop

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two people were injured, including a firefighter, in a fire at a tire shop on Nolensville Pike.

Crews with the Nashville Fire Department battled a large fire on Nolensville Pike near Rosedale Avenue.

NFD says crews responded to reports of a structure fire on Nolensville Pike near Rosedale Avenue and when they arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the USA Tire shop.

One firefighter has reportedly been transported to the hospital from the scene, along with one civilian, according to NFD.

District Chief Toby Baker says the fire started in a storage unit that was holding dozens of tires, which made extinguishing it even more challenging.

“It just burns and burns. You got to get foam on it to get it contained,” Chief Baker said. “The back of the building is all burned down and the inside they’ve been cutting and pulling ceiling.”

Witness Rebecca Walker lives around the corner from USA Tires and watched as firefighters used a chainsaw to enter the building.

“I was about to go exercise over at the race track and saw the huge plume of smoke and came over here to the gas station and just saw these huge flames, the biggest flames I’ve ever seen,” Walker said. “A lot of ash and soot was raining down. At first it felt like I thought it was raining but it was actually burning my skin!”

Chief Baker told News 2 at the scene that the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The NFD firefighter and civilian are both expected to be okay.

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