July 4th Fire at Murfreesboro Duplex

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8, Ladder 6, and Engine 1 responded to a “fence on fire” at a duplex located at 2573 Concord Court around 12:40 Thursday morning.

When crews arrived on scene, heavy black smoke and flames were visible from the back side of the unit.

Crews immediately laid out a line and began an attack on the fire, which had spread from the fence, to the eaves and attic of the unit, according to Shift Commander Dale Maynard. “The crews knocked the fire down quickly and extinguished hot spots. The unit received fire, heat, and water damage, but crews were able to contain most of the damage to the back side of the unit,” said Maynard.

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The fire appears to have started where the residents’ garbage cans were stored; however, it is unclear at this time what caused the fire. The Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the fire, but have not released their findings at this time.

Two residents were displaced and were offered assistance from the Red Cross.

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Ashley McDonald, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer

 

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