DEVELOPING: Seven families displaced after fire at apartment in Franklin

FRANKLIN (WITI) -- The American Red Cross says seven families were displaced following a fire at an apartment in the 10500 block of W. Cortez Circle in Franklin on Monday, December 1st.

Franklin Police and Fire officials were called out to the scene around 4:00 p.m.

Upon their arrival, flames were coming from a patio door of the upper apartment on the northwest corner of the multi-family building.

Six departments assisted Franklin officials in extinguishing the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Red Cross officials are working to set up the displaced families with hotel accommodations.