Construction materials catch fire in downtown Nashville

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Wooden frames used to pour concrete and other materials somehow caught fire at a parking garage in downtown Nashville Wednesday evening.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Heavy flames and smoke were seen from the city-owned garage under construction at Fifth Avenue and Church Street just before 6 p.m.

The Nashville Fire Department was able to extinguish the flames within minutes.

The third floor of the garage sustained the most damage, as that’s where the fire started, but the second floor was also affected.

Officials do not know what the caused the fire at this time. No one was injured.

The garage is one of the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s latest projects as they work to address parking needs downtown. The building will have 1,010 parking spaces and 8,000 square feet of retail space. According to MDHA’s website, it’s expected to be done early 2017.

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