Chimney fire damages 2 units at Franklin apartment complex

Chimney fire damages 2 units at Franklin apartment complex (Image 1)
Chimney fire damages 2 units at Franklin apartment complex (Image 1)

Two units were damaged after a chimney fire broke out at a Franklin apartment complex on Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported around 2:45 p.m. at Viera Cool Springs apartments located at 300 Royal Oaks Boulevard.

Fire officials reported the blaze started in the top of a chimney above two units after an occupant on the first floor started a fire in her wood burning fireplace.

Crews were able to contain the fire to the chimney area. Damages are believed to be around $20,000.

No injuries were reported.

The apartment complex is assisting the displaced residents.

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