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. 


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.