NO ONE HURT IN GOODWILL STORAGE BUILDING FIRE

Blaze on Downtown Nashville Property Does Not Affect Operations

Operations at Goodwill headquarters in downtown Nashville resumed as usual Tuesday after a fire destroyed a large metal storage building on the property Monday evening.

No one was hurt in the blaze, and neither the burned building nor its contents were essential for Goodwill’s day-to-day work in its mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.

“We are so thankful that no one was hurt,” said Goodwill PR & Communications Manager Chris Fletcher. “We are also grateful to the Nashville Fire Department and to the many Goodwill fans and supporters who have sent messages of concern for our nonprofit organization. We are truly lucky to be in such a caring and supportive community.”

Several TV stations and other media reported on the blaze, which was put out by Nashville firefighters. No employees were in the vicinity of the building when the fire broke out about 5:30 p.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and Goodwill is fully assisting and cooperating with investigators.

Damage was limited to the one-story building, which was located on the edge of Goodwill’s property, away from other buildings. The building contained a variety of old equipment and fixtures, along with some small propane tanks, which initially made fighting the fire more challenging.

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