District Captain Henry Wingett speaks as Nashville Fire Department crews battle a fire at a lumber warehouse in the 400 block of Chestnut Street, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
Mariah Timms, USA Today Network-Tennessee
Crews battled a fire at a lumber warehouse in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood Monday evening.
When the Nashville Fire Department responded to the 400 block of Chestnut Street shortly after 8:15 p.m., they found a metal building that was “glowing red” because the inside was completely engulfed in flames, according to district captain Henry Wingett.
No injuries have been reported so far, but firefighters have not been able to enter the building.
Crews had the fire under control by 9:30 p.m. but planned to be at the scene all night putting water on the structure. They won’t enter until daylight.
The structure was completely destroyed, with metal twisted and melted while some wood appeared to still be burning and sparking.
The air was thick with smoke and water particles.
The location held what Wingett believed were fine woods used for furniture making.
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