Four Antioch families need a new place to stay after a fire Monday forced them out of their apartments.
The fire happened at Meadow Wood Village off Rice Road.
One woman had to jump from a second story window to escape.
The work wasn't over when the fire was out. Crews carefully went through every apartment to collect Christmas presents.
"Every one of these guys wearing a fire helmet has kids. They have Christmas too. They understand exactly what's happening," said District Chief Jim Norman of the Nashville Fire Department. "They take special efforts to preserve those things so they can take them. They were boxing up stuff to make sure these kids aren't affected as they could be."
No injuries have been reported, and there is no word on the cause of the fire at this time. The American Red Cross is helping those families find a new place to stay.
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Tuesday, December 24 2013 6:53 PM EST2013-12-24 23:53:00 GMT
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