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TDOC Office In East Nashville Remains Closed After Suspicious Fire

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TDOC Office In East Nashville Remains Closed After Suspicious Fire

By Deja Knight. CREATED Jul 30, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 30, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  A Tennessee Department of Correction office in east Nashville remained closed Wednesday following a suspicious early morning fire.

Crime scene tape was put up Wednesday morning around the Department of Correction District 42 office at 2816 Dickerson Pike. The building suffered significant damage to the interior of the building.

After the call went out at 3:55 a.m., the first crews found the commercial building fully involved. Extra units were called in, and they were able to get the fire out in under an hour.

No one was inside at the time, and no injuries were reported.

Officials said they believe the fire to be suspicious because they could smell an accelerant, possibly gasoline, at the scene.

The Fire Marshal was called to the scene to investigate. 

There were cameras around the building, so investigators believe they will be able to find the person or people responsible for the fire.

An estimate of damages was not immediately available, but the building was gutted and suffered some exterior damage.

Information can be called in to Crime Stoppers at (615)74-CRIME or the Arson Hotline at (615)862-4640.

TDOC officials said all staff from the Dickerson Pike building will report to the office located at 220 Blanton Avenue. Offenders who were scheduled to report to the building will now have their community supervision managed by that office. Appointments can be made by calling (615)253-7400 to schedule an appointment.

Deja Knight

Deja Knight

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Deja Knight joined the station in January 2013 as a general assignment reporter.