Fire at 1707 Bridget Drive in Murfreesboro was ruled as "Accidental"

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the early morning house fire at 1707 Bridget Drive Wednesday appears accidental.

Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas said the fire started in the floor/ceiling area of the master bathroom of the two story home, around the vent fan and light.

"There were conflicting reports that suggested the fire was suspicious due to the property being vacant," said Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas. "However, we determined that the fire was not intentionally set."

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladders 6 and 7, Rescues 7 and 8, and Engine 4 responded to a fire at Bridget Drive and Chanda Lane (1707 Bridget Drive) just after 1:00 Wednesday morning.

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When crews arrived on scene, they found a fully involved two story residence.

Crews began exterior fire tactics after discovering that there were no victims inside.

According to Shift Commander Daryl Alexander, crews used the aerial on Ladder 6 to knock down the bulk of the fire, but three handlines were also in action. "We arrived to heavy flames exiting the structure," said Alexander, "but crews were able to get the fire under control quickly."

Once it was safe, firefighters entered the structure to begin interior operations and extinguish any hotspots.

No injuries were associated with this incident.

The home is believed to be abandoned and MFRD's Fire Marshal's Office has been called to the scene to investigate.

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