Smyrna Apartment Fire/Arson Arrest

Sep 26, 2020 at 05:19 am by WGNS

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(SMYRNA TN)  Thursday (9/24/2020) was busy in Smyrna, there was an afternoon kitchen fire and an individual was arrested for arson.

At 2:09PM Smyrna Fire Department's "B shift" was dispatched to an apartment fire in the 1000 block of Mason Tucker Drive.

Upon arrival, personnel noted that the kitchen and bedroom of the apartment were ablaze.

WGNS learned that personnel attacked and extinguished the fire.

The apartment was unoccupied at the time, while residents of other units in the building were safely evacuated. The unit where the fire originated is not livable; other units sustained smoke damage, but residents were able to return home.

Smyrna Fire Chief Bill Culbertson said, “Personnel did an excellent job of containing the fire and mitigating property damage. Captain Scott Byers did a thorough job of investigating the fire cause and origin. His diligence resulted in the arrest of Glenda Faye Morris, who is charged with aggravated arson.”
 
Smyrna Fire Department proudly participates in the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Get Alarmed, TN program that distributes fire safety education and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments. SFD is available to install free residential smoke alarms, please call 615-459-9735 x7520 for more information.