Crews battle fire at Hermitage apartment complex

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HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Nashville Fire Department is battling a heavy fire at an apartment complex in Hermitage.

Reports said that crews were called to the scene at the Highlands at the Lake Apartment complex at 7:25 p.m. Saturday evening. Crews said they saw heavy flames and smoke.

Multiple backup units were called to the scene to help control the fire.

Authorities said about 270 people were affected and about 50 people lost their apartment. One person was transported due to smoke inhalation. One dog was rescued from the third floor and given oxygen. No injuries were reported.

The Nashville Fire Department had to cut power lines to the complex for safety purposes. Red Cross officials were also at the scene.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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