Elderly woman found dead in fire at Belle Meade high-rise

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 1:48am
Staff reports

Metro Fire Department officials are investigating a fire in Belle Meade on Wednesday afternoon that claimed the life of an 82-year-old woman.

The fire was reported just after 4 p.m. on the ninth floor of Belle Meade Tower condominiums. It was quickly extinguished by sprinklers.

Officials say the victim, whose name has not been released, likely died of smoke inhalation.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. No one else was injured in the blaze.