NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Several families are displaced after 16 condos in south Nashville caught on fire early Wednesday morning.
The fire started just after 12:30 a.m at the Castlewood Condominiums on Harold Drive.
After leaving her home with only the clothes she was wearing, Chiquita Crowell returned to her condo unit around 10 a.m. Wednesday to find almost all of her material possessions destroyed.
“God knows I’m not a materialistic person,” said Crowell.
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She told News 2 her only wish was that a picture of her mother survived the fire, saying “my mom was my everything.”
Crowell found what she was looking for.
“Awesome woman. All I can say is she was an awesome woman and she still is in my heart” said Crowell.
Jasmine Brown lives across the street and said she woke up in the middle of the night to see the bright lights of fire trucks blaring through her window. She ran outside to help
“Me and my brother just ran around the back and started knocking on doors and told them come out!”said Brown.
Regeaner Hughes also lives across the street. She noticed many of the people who evacuated their homes were only partially clothed.
“Because they were waking up out of their sleep. I did what I could. I gave socks out and I gave jackets out,” she said.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. According to the Nashville Fire Department, no one was hurt. The American Red Cross is assisting those residents who have been displaced.