Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engine 1, 15, Ladder 9 and Rescues 2 and 9 were dispatched to a house fire at 225 Power Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. Fire units arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke coming from the home with flames inside.
According to Shift Commander Dale Maynard, crews quickly and skillfully brought the fire under control, but the home suffered moderate smoke and water damage. Assistant Fire Marshal Tracy Summar was called to the scene and is conducting a routine investigation into the cause.
Three adults and one child escaped the fire without injuries. The family will be staying with relatives while the damage is assessed.
There were no working smoke alarms in the home at the time of the fire. A fire occurred early Monday morning where three adults escaped when they were awakened by popping from the fire. While both families were extremely fortunate to escape the fires that occurred while they were asleep, MFRD strongly urges all residents to make sure they have a working smoke alarm on every level of their home, near sleeping areas. With cold temperatures continuing through the weekend, and families turning to space heaters and fireplaces, it is crucial that every home is protected with smoke alarms with fresh batteries, in the event of a fire.
Any person who lives within the city limits of Murfreesboro and does not have a working smoke alarm is encouraged to contact Fire Administration Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm at 615-893-1422 to take advantage of MFRD's free smoke alarm program, Project SAFE (Smoke Alarms for Everyone).