Apartment building fire displaces 8 families in Clarksville


CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – An apartment fire broke out Saturday night in Clarksville, leaving eight families displaced.

At 10:25 p.m. Saturday night, Clarksville Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire at the Avondale Park Apartment at 1351 Avondale Drive, according to a CFR Facebook post.

All occupants were able to evacuate the building before first responders arrived on the scene, the post said.

Firefighters were able to limit the damage to two apartments, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Clarksville Deputy Fire Chief Michael Rios.

“We still don’t know (the cause), it will take some time,” Rios told Clarksville Now on Sunday morning.

While the two apartments where the fire was mainly contained suffered extensive damage, the apartments of six other families remained intact, and they will eventually be able to return.

“The firefighters did a good job keeping two apartments burning, but we had to pull the meter down the whole building so that as soon as they come in and look at the rest of the building, those six families can move out. in,” Rios continued.

The TN River chapter of the Red Cross has been called in to help the eight displaced families.


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