Collegedale fire at Southern Adventist owned apartments

UPDATE:

Tri-Community Volunteer Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Loma Cita Lane Friday afternoon.

When they arrived on scene the house was already 50% engulfed it took firefighters around 15 minutes to get the flames under control.

Officials say the fire was caused because of the residents left the stove on.

The building has 5 units that are owned by Southern Adventist University.

According to a statement from the University they have already begun making arrangements for the displaced residents.

“The university housing office has already made arrangements for all renters to be accommodated in other already-furnished rental units on campus. The students will be encouraged to remain in those furnished housing units until more permanent housing accommodations can be made. As an added convenience, the university has also provided all of the displaced individuals with meal cards that will allow them to dine in the campus’s food service venues for several days at no charge. The university cares deeply for each and every student and will be continuing its work to ensure that the residential experience of these individuals is as smooth and comfortable as possible.”


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Collegedale, TN (WDEF) – Tri-Community Volunteer Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Loma Cita Lane Friday afternoon.

The building has 5 units that are owned by Southern Adventist University.

Firefighters found the front main floor apartment and the two above it fully involved with flames.

They called for mutual aid due to the extreme heat and humidity.

Several other fire departments responded; either helping with the apartment fire or with other calls.

Officials say there is no damage estimate at this time, but that the apartments are probably a total loss since all the apartments have smoke damage and 4 out of the 5 have fire damage.

There were no injuries.

Southern Adventist will be helping the renters with lodging for Friday night.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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