NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ten people were hospitalized following an apartment fire Wednesday. Seven firefighters were transported with heat-related injuries, and another firefighter had minor burns. In addition, three residents were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. at Foxcroft Apartments on Paragon Mills Road. When crews approached the scene, they could see smoke from Nolensville Pike.
Crews noted that heavy smoke was coming from a breezeway of one of the buildings as soon as they arrived. NFD said a second alarm response was called on the fire for manpower due to the heat outside and the working conditions for first responders. Building B, the building where the fire occurred, has 20 units. Initial 911 calls indicated there could be residents trapped inside apartments. Firefighters checked one apartment where one of the calls came from and confirmed no one was inside. However, when approaching a second unit where a call was received, firefighters had to retreat because the ceiling collapsed.
Seven firefighters had to be transported for heat-related injuries, and three residents also had to be transported. Right now no one is unaccounted for, but crews are double-checking to make sure. NFD says K-9s will be on scene Thursday morning to make sure no one was killed, although NFD believes everyone has been accounted for.