NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – A large fire has destroyed an apartment building at Brentwood Oaks Apartments in the Nippers Corner neighborhood of Nashville.
The 2-alarm fire was so large it could be seen from Interstate 65. Several crews responded to the scene around 8 p.m. Monday.
NFD spokesman Joseph Pleasant said a total of 18 units were affected, but it is still unclear how many people have been displaced. He luckily said everyone was found and no injuries had been reported.
Firefighters had a problem with the water pressure and had to create a relay system from the motor to the motor of the public water system further away from the complex in order to get the proper pressure needed to fight a fire of this size. , according to Pleasant.
“If this fire hadn’t been as big as it is, maybe the existing hydrants would have been enough to handle it,” Pleasant said. “However, due to the size of the fire and because of the typography, we had to make a relay system from the main hydrants of the metro water system at the bottom of the hill.”
The flames continued to burn even after firefighters intervened due to a natural gas line in the building. Piedmont Gas teams intervened on the spot to cut the line.
In 2012, a fire displaced a total of 26 residents and injured two firefighters in the same apartment complex. Officials said in this case the fire started in the attic but the case was “undetermined”.