UPDATE: Saturday Evening Fire Behind Warehouse - Burning Without Permit

Jan 13, 2021 at 10:10 am by WGNS


Passing motorists called 9-1-1 when they saw a fire in the rear of a large warehouse that sits behind CO-OP. The fire could be seen from the South Church Street Bridge near the Middle Tennessee Boulevard intersection. 

The fire was reported on Saturday (1/9/2021) evening around 5:00. 

When police and fire arrived on the scene, authorities found a man walking around the small blaze. The subject appeared to have a stick of some sort in his hand. 

UPDATE: It was later confirmed by fire officials that the the subject was reportedly burning some type of debris behind the warehouse. The fire was dangerously close to the structure and directly under dry tree branches, that could easily catch fire. The man was burning without the proper permit and apparently, this was not the first time. 

Murfreesboro Fire officials told WGNS that a similar incident occured in the past. That previous incident ended with a row of trees catching on fire. 

No arrests were made and charges are not likely. 

Between October 15 to May 15, every year state law requires citizens to obtain a permit from the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry before conducting any open burning of wood debris. Permits are free of charge.

Obtain a BURN PERMIT in the City of Murfreesboro.