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City of Franklin Tennessee - Franklin Fire Department investigating fire that damaged commercial building under construction 03 September 2022 ( news )
City of Franklin , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
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Franklin , TN - The Franklin Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a commercial building under construction last night on the Ramsey Solutions campus .
Firefighters were dispatched at 9:21 PM to the event center being built at 1011 Reams Fleming Boulevard , after a motorist spotted the blaze from Pratt Lane and called 911 .
Multiple Franklin units responded , along with the Williamson County Rescue Squad , which provided mutual aid . Upon arrival firefighters found active fire on the...... roof . They remained on scene for just over an hour completing extinguishment .
Franklin Fire Marshal Andy King said the fire appears to be accidental , but investigators have not yet concluded its cause . He said there was lightning in the area at the time of the fire . Additionally , he noted that welding at the ceiling level had taken place earlier that day and may have sparked the blaze .
King said the fire damaged the roof area of the building , including an HVAC unit .