Goodwill warehouse catches fire in North Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A rarely-used warehouse owned by Goodwill caught fire Monday evening in North Nashville.

Goodwill Spokesman Chris Fletcher told News 2 the facility off Herman Street and 10th Avenue North housed a lot of old materials.

Fire crews arrived to find heavy flames coming from the building.

The structure caught fire around 5:30 p.m., sending heavy, black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

Crews had to be cautious while responding, given that the building was filled with propane and helium tanks.

“Lot more of a factor of safety for both civilians and fire personnel, that’s when we went with more of a defensive attack while the tanks were going off,” said Chris Downing, District Chief with the Nashville Fire Department. “It was a lot, it sounded like a firework show for a little while.”

Thankfully, no one was injured. Crews responded to the scene a second time when the fire rekindled early Tuesday.

The building is expected to be a total loss.

Authorities said the fire remains under investigation and is considered suspicious.