The building was fully engulfed in flames when the first MFRD truck rolled onto the scene.
There had been rain along with the water from the fire crews, and that mirrored the flames on the street.
The aerial sprayer poured water on the flames, but the building was a total loss before units arrived.
It was an all wood structure and it went up in flames very quickly.
A tired fireman is silhouetted with the flaming structure in the background.
This is how it looked the next day--a total loss.
Those are cut trees that were used in the old days for roof supports. Stubs where limbs might have been more than a hundred years ago were still visible.
This is the front of the building on West Castle Street.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 9, Engines 3 and 4, and Rescue 7 responded to an early Friday (12/16/2016) morning fire call at the intersection of South Walnut and West Castle Streets.
The smoke and flames could be seen by units even before they arrived on scene.
Despite the crews' best efforts, the structure will be a total loss. The building is believed to be Eubanks Electric.
The fire is out at this time, but the cause is unknown.
The results of Fire Marshal Carl Peas' routine investigation will be announced on NewsRadio WGNS...stay tuned.