Lightning Blamed For Saturday Night Home Fire

Aug 01, 2021 at 02:05 pm by WGNS


(MURFREESBORO) Heavy storms slammed Rutherford County late Saturday and early Sunday. A lightning strike around 11:30PM Saturday (7/31/2021) is thought to have started a house fire at 2749 Portside Court near Scales Elementary School. 

Murfreesboro Fire-Rescue units discovered flames in the attic of the 2,300 square foot structure, and were able to contain the fire to that part of the home. 

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Officials told NewsRadio WGNS that the resident and pet escaped the home safely withut any injuries.

An fire marshal from Murfreesboro Fire-Rescue was called to the scene for a routine investigation. The Heart of Tennessee chapter of the American Red Cross was also notified.