MFRD Responds To Fully Involved Car Fire

Nov 11, 2014 at 06:55 pm by bryan

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department units responded to a car fire at the 80 mile marker (eastbound, toward Chattanooga) on Interstate 24 around 12:45 Tuesday afternoon. That's halfway between the New Salem Highway and South Church Street exits.

Units arrived on scene to find a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the engine and driver's compartment fully involved.


Crews extinguished the fire, but according to Captain/Shift Inspector Mark McCluskey, the vehicle is a total loss.

"The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is most likely electrical," said McCluskey.

No injuries were associated with this incident.

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