Arsonist sought after residents jump from 2nd story window of burning Nashville duplex

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two people were injured after they jumped from the second story of a burning duplex in the Bellshire area of Nashville early Monday morning.

The Nashville Fire Department responded just before 4 a.m. to reports of a fire at a residence on Brick Church Pike at Westchester Drive.

When firefighters arrived, they said they observed flames on one side of the duplex.

First responders said two people jumped from a rear, second-story window to escape the fire.

One was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation, while the other was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with a foot injury, according to firefighters.

Investigators with the Nashville Fire Department determined the fire was set intentionally and issued an alert Monday evening for Justin Webb, 22, the third resident of the duplex unit.

Fire investigators said Webb, the suspected arsonist, had left the scene before firefighters arrived and they were unable to locate him.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Justin Webb is asked to contact the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.

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