Saturday Morning Blaze Takes Mother and Child

Jan 30, 2021 at 09:07 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  A tragic early Saturday morning (1/30/2021) blaze at a duplex on Craig Court took the life of a mother and her 7-year old son. 

In the cold, dark hours around 3:00 o'clock, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded.


Batallion Chief Joe Bell described what first responders saw, "Flames were coming through the roof of one side of the duplex, and heavy smoke filled the night air."

Fire crews found the 33-year-old mother and her son in a bedroom of the duplex and removed them from the structure. Paramedics immediately began treating the two, with assistance from Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service personnel. The mother and child were pronounced dead at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Bell said the duplex sustained significant fire, smoke, and water damage.

Murfreesboro Police Department officers assisted a woman with getting out of the other side of the duplex. She was not injured. 

Chief Bell noted, “There was minimal damage to the other side of the duplex. Electric crews turned off the power, so the occupant was not able to stay there.”

Craig Court is a short street that connects with Huntwood Street, and is just off E. Northfield Boulevard, near the Colony House Apartments. 

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