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.
Our personnel are working to bring this apartment fire under control. pic.twitter.com/2PdEuYbxCP— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) March 1, 2020
Our crews are working to second alarm apartment fire in Hermitage. No injuries reported so far. It’s an active scene. pic.twitter.com/fjybxs9fxp— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) March 1, 2020
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.
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