‘Suspicious’ house fire south of downtown Nashville under investigation

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a suspicious fire at a vacant home south of downtown Nashville early Sunday morning.

Crews arrived at the house in the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue South around 3 a.m. and found flames raging more than 75 feet from the roof.

Due to the intense flames, firefighters began fighting the fire from the air in a defensive mode.

Fire officials told News 2 that because there was no electricity in the house or bad weather, they believe what started the fire may be suspicious.

The fire was contained to the home and a few nearby cars. Firefighters say no one was hurt and they do not believe anyone was inside at the time.

Investigators will work to find out what started the fire once it is safe to go in the heavily damaged building.

On Friday, the same abandoned home was damaged by fire in the early morning hours.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)