Nashville hotel evacuated after crews respond to fire

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville hotel has been evacuated after crews responded to a fire early Friday afternoon.

It happened at the Fairview Inn and Suites located at 901 Division Street in the Gulch.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Initial reports indicated the fire may have been electrical in nature. Authorities said the it started in a utility room on the top floor next to the rooftop bar called Up.

“They were able to extinguish it but we had a lot of water damage secondary to the sprinkler system going off,” District Chief Tim Moyers said.

The hotel is currently without power and there is extensive water damage inside.

All guests have been removed from the building. No one was injured.

“As far as we know, we are here for two more nights or they will find us somewhere else to stay for two more nights,” visitor Delmore Spangler said.

An employee with the hotel told News 2 they are working with all of the guest to relocate them to their sister hotels.

The fire remains under investigation. Additional information was not released.

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