Nearly 100 evacuated after fire at Antioch assisted living facility


Nearly 100 residents of an assisted living community in Antioch were evacuated during a three-alarm fire late Monday night.  

The fire began around 10:30 p.m. at Bridge at Hickory Woods, which is located on Murfreesboro Pike, not far from the Davidson-Rutherford county line.  

Fire commanders at the scene told News 2 crews arrived to find flames and smoke coming from a window after an air conditioning unit caught fire.  

The fire was extinguished quickly but there is water and smoke damage to the facility’s second and third floors.  

One resident was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

Firefighters helped evacuate nearly 100 people from the building. 

Bridge at Hickory Woods released a statement on the fire, which reads:

Residents are our highest priority at The Bridge at Hickory Woods. Their safety and well-being are our paramount concerns.

Late Monday night, residents and staff were evacuated from the building due to a fire in a vacant room. The fire department responded quickly and ensured the safe evacuation of all persons in the building. One individual was taken to the hospital for anxiety-related issues and released shortly after, but no one was directly injured by or in the fire.

The fire department has given the all-clear, and residents have returned to the building. Eight residents have been temporarily relocated to Life Care Center of Hickory Woods due to water damage in their apartments and will return as soon as it is possible to do so.

The protection of our residents and associates is our primary goal in our day-to-day operations. We are so thankful for the first responders, as well as staff from Life Care Center of Hickory Woods, who ensured the safety of our residents and associates. We are pleased that our associates responded quickly and efficiently in this matter. Fire safety training is a high priority in our continuing education programs.

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