NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A large fire burned down an apartment complex in Antioch on Friday morning.
According to the Nashville Fire Department, two companies were rushed to apartments in Dover Glen in Antioch and came ablaze in one of the buildings. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Friday.
According to Nashville Fire, a woman and child had to be rescued from the building and are in stable condition.
Nashville Fire said one person had to jump from a window to escape the blaze and was taken to hospital with another person from the building. Kaysahn Adams says it was his girlfriend and roommate. They must have jumped out of his second-floor bedroom window as the flames closed in on them.
“In my head, I’m like. I’m not going to make it,’ Adams said of the terrifying times trying to escape the fire at Dover Apartments. He was trapped in his bedroom by the flames. “It was wrong from the balcony; it was wrong from the front door. The only thing we could do was go through the window.
Adams says he, his girlfriend and their roommate struggled to open the window as they gasped, breathing in the thick smoke.
“When we opened the window, we all gasped because we couldn’t breathe. At that moment, we said to ourselves ‘we have to jump’. We have to jump. It’s the only way out of here,” Adams explained.
He said it all happened within seconds of being woken up by his roommate knocking on his bedroom door at 4am on Friday morning.
“Her face was all black from the smoke and she had second-degree burns and she was like, ‘I’m looking for the dog,'” Adams said. “We couldn’t find the dog, so we really had to make a life decision.”
Adams says the dog is still missing, but he’s glad everyone is okay.
He went to the hospital and was treated for his sprained finger, leg and arm. Adam’s roommate has burns after searching for her dog in the fire. His girlfriend was hurt the most. She broke her leg jumping out the window.
“Cynthia, she is currently in surgery for her leg. She has to have two surgeries because she broke it badly,” Adams said.
The American Red Cross was at the Dover Apartment complex. Contact them and ask about their disaster relief services if the apartment fire has affected you.
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