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June 2, 2014

Clarksville apartment fire causes road closure

No injuries, minor damage caused by fire

CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville Fire Department is investigating the cause of a minor fire that took place Monday at Old Towne Village Apartments on Applegate Lane.

Clarksville firefighters responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from one of the first-floor apartments in the complex.

“Upon arrival, they did find heavy smoke,” Assistant Fire Chief James Hendrick said. “They tried to locate the source [and] found it to be in the wall just after the meter comes into the building, right at the fuse panel, and it extended up to the second floor.”

The firefighters had to tear some drywall down to locate the fire, and used around 100 gallons of water to extinguish it, Hendrick said.

Clarksville fire and police responded to the scene, as did Yellow Ambulance. Applegate Lane was closed near the apartment complex for about two hours.

Despite the location of the fire, Hendrick wasn’t about to jump to conclusions about its cause.

“We haven’t even started our investigation,” Hendrick said. “The area of origin is near the electrical panel, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that is the source.”

 

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