NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A home in west Nashville was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday morning.
Nashville firefighters responded to a home on the 100 block of Chamberlin Street in Sylvan Heights twice within just a few hours.
The original fire started around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The homeowners were inside, but they made it out safely.
Firefighters ran into a couple of problems when they got to the home.
A fire hydrant on the property wasn’t working, so they had to attach their hoses to a hydrant down the street.
There were also piles of the homeowner’s belongings in every room and some piles were blocking entryways.
The fire chief called it a “hoarding issue.”
The fire rekindled just after 2 a.m. Wednesday.
At that time, it reached the home next door. The homeowner, Randy Hunt, told News 2 he was asleep but his dog started barking and alerted him.
“Our dog, Reveille, started barking, barking her head off and we woke up and just looked out our window which is facing their house and it was just orange with flames so we got up and got out of the house,” he said.
A walnut tree also caught fire and part of it hangs onto Hunt’s property. The flames melted the siding on his home, but he, his girlfriend and Reveille are okay.
The fire inspector believes the fire was caused by an electrical problem, possibly from a bedroom window AC unit, but the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.