Tennessee, which has historically ranked among the highest states with civilian fire deaths, is now ranked No. 11 in the nation for fire deaths by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) with 14.6 deaths per million from 2011 - 2015.
Here's an update on Thursday night's high speed chase in Smyrna that ended with a fiery crash on the Sam Ridley Parkway.
On Tuesday (2/11/19) morning at 4:30 am, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at a single-story home on Keystone Road.
A GrayLine bus carrying State of Tennessee workers to Nashville from Clarksville caught fire early Thursday (01/03/19) morning.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 4 and 7, Engine 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a two-story house fire at 2214 Liberty Court around 8:00 Sunday night.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Engine 4 and Ladder 6 and District 7 responded to a duplex fire at 812 Corner Court around 3:15 Saturday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Districts 1, 3, and 8 and Rescue 9 responded to a house fire at 1320 Diana Street just before 10:00 Friday morning.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at 223 Eidolon Court in Christiana. The call came in around 10:30am and was quickly brought under control.
The eastbound lanes of 840 at Exit 55 (Broad Street) were blocked by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement for several hours Monday night and early Tuesday morning due to a semi-truck fire.
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue crews responded to a fire on a train this (Thursday) morning.
Fire destroys a home in the Blackman area, near Browns Chapel Elementary School.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a mulcher on fire at the City of Murfreesboro's Solid Waste Department located on Florence Road just after 11:00 Monday morning.
Murfreesboro Police Officer Jacob Lamb is participating in the Nashville Walk To End Pancreatic Cancer this Saturday (9/29/18).
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue crews are among the various emergency responders on the scene of a structure fire at 8038 Couchville Pike.
Thursday afternoon just after 5pm Manchester Fire & Rescue were notified of a fire at Batesville Casket manufacturing plant at 175 Monogard Drive in Manchester.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Richard Crick was recently promoted to Captain.
With the grant money, it expands the possibility of opening another location to better serve the growing population...
The witness quickly took a photograph of the Tahoe and shared the photo with the sheriff's office. Dispatchers sent the photo and information to neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Caleb Walls' first day on the job as a Fire Trainee was August 6, exactly 28 years after his dad, Captain Clay Walls, started his firefighting career at Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) are telling the community to remember those words during a fire.
The Fire Marshal is investigating a fire at the Bouldin Tennis Center on the MTSU campus. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue responded to the fire just after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department officials are investigating a small fire that occurred at the Cheddar's restaurant.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Police Departments are slated to release their Lip Sync Challenge video this week. The two departments collaborated with country rap musician "Big Smo..."
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is accepting grant applications for the 2018-19 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program from now until Sept. 14, 2018.
A Flat Rock Road home is a total loss after a fire.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) is reminding parents and caregivers of the necessity of child fire safety education this summer in light of a recent analysis of state fire data that reveals an ongoing increase in child fire fatalities during this time of year.
A Murfreesboro woman was shot in Nashville on the 4th of July, but didn't realize she had been hit by a bullet until the following day.
Thompson told WGNS that the fire may have been caused by someone throwing their cigarette out the window.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and local volunteers from the American Red Cross recently canvassed selected neighborhoods in Murfreesboro this past Saturday, February 3.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Engine 4, Ladder 6, and District 7 responded to a house fire located at 2363 Crown Hill Drive just after 1:30 Friday afternoon.
WGNS has an update on a family of six that lost everything in a recent fire.
The holiday season is the time of year when most people are thinking about shopping for gifts, office parties, and spending time with family and friends. Sadly, this is also the time when home fires peak. Approximately one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur during December, January and February.
A fire broke out in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred at Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1, 3, and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 819 Vine Street just before 10:00 am Wednesday.
Riverdale High School has been working feverishly to get ready for their homecoming football game despite a fire which destroyed their concession stand and restrooms.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (Engine 4, District 4 and 7, and Rescue 8) responded to a reported fire at a business located at 1106 W. College Street at 1:46 am on Monday morning.
As Riverdale was preparing to take on Oakland in freshman football action, the concession stand caught fire.
Fire Marshal Carl Peas responded to the scene to conduct a routine investigation and states that the fire was unintentional due to unattended cooking.
A car fire disrupted those who were washing their car on Sunday evening at a car wash on Cason Lane in Murfreesboro.
Per the Center for Campus Fire Safety, since 2000, 91 fatal fires have been documented that occurred on a college campus...
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engineer Kenneth Richmond and Firefighter Wayne Reed worked their final shift together on Friday, July 7, at Station 5 on Florence Road. Their years of service total seventy-one (71).
School district officials were alerted late Sunday night to a fire at the wrestling building on the campus of Blackman Middle School. - Fire was accidental.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Office is asking for the public's assistance with an investigation resulting from an early morning fire at Campus Crossings apartments over the weekend.
A fire in nearby Beechgrove, Tennessee between Murfreesboro and Manchester, destroyed a home.
What has sparked the curiosity of the police is that a rifle was found outside the same building the night before the blaze.
UPDATE: A fire around 8:30 Monday (4/3/2017) morning broke out in a home on Greenway Drive in Walter Hill.
A fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 that left an 18 wheeler destroyed....
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says all inmates are safe after a small fire was extinguished immediately by detention officers Tuesday night.
Coffee County Deputy Joey Ricco responded to a call around 4am Tuesday at 1344 French Brantley Road in Wartrace due to a structure fire.
The holiday season is the time of year when most people are thinking about shopping for gifts, office parties, and spending time with family and friends. Sadly, this is also the time when home fires peak.
Firefighters saw the flames of the old Eubank's Electric building early this Friday morning as they neared the site. The structure was a total loss.
Tragically 4-year-old Sophie Burks died from her injuries after being taken to Southern Tennessee Regional Healthcare in Winchester.
UPDATE: A tragic story from nearby DeKalb County. Three people, including a child, have died in a mobile home fire in Smithville.
Smoke from wildfires that caused widespread damage in east Tennessee may contain particles that can create a range of impacts to human health, from minor irritation of the eyes...
More now on Rutherford County's help to battle wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Smoke could be seen for miles Wednesday from a field fire on the Manchester Highway in the Buchanan area.
At 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning (11/8/2016), city officials, family and friends of Vice Mayor Doug Young participated in the ground breaking of the DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER.
According to Acting Shift Commander Mark McCluskey, the driver made contact with a metal light pole (that illuminates the interstate at Medical Center Parkway).
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 611 Sunset Avenue just after 4:00 Thursday morning.
Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Chief Larry Farley has re-issued the ban on open burning in Rutherford County.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department (Engines 4, 9, and 10 and Rescues 7 and 9) responded to a two-story townhouse fire at 1043 Sitting Bull Crossing around 3:30 Thursday morning.
Two firefighters and two law enforcement officers were named Firefighters of the Year and Officers of the Year on Thursday (10/27/2016) at the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon at Five Senses restaurant.
When crews arrived on scene the fire looked pretty bad, according to Acting Shift Commander Raymond Smith.
A juvenile is believed to be responsible for a set fire that occurred at 2018 Bradyville Pike Wednesday morning.
The Fosterville / Midland Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a sizable grant. The FEMA grant is known as the Recruitment / Retention Grant.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1 and 4, District 7, and Rescue 8 responded to a house fire at 1835 Susan Drive around 9:45 Friday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue's District 9, Engine 1, and Engine 10 responded to a two story house fire at 2311 Molly Trail just before 2:00 Friday morning.
On July 4th at approximately 9:30 in the evening, The Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department, Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department, and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue firefighters were dispatched to an apartment on fire.
La Vergne residents could see a decrease in their homeowner's and commercial property insurance premiums thanks to new initiatives pushed forward by The La Vergne Fire Department.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department's Ladders 1 and 9, Engine 1, and Rescues 2 and 9 responded to a house fire at 1715 Saint Andrews Drive just after 9:00 Saturday night.
It is never a good idea to set a building on fire, but a courthouse?
According to Fire Marshal Peas on the scene, the daughter of the homeowners is credited with preventing the home suffering more damage by her swift call to 911...
A warrant states that while getting the victim's clothes and pouring gasoline on them, he poured gasoline on the victim as well and set fire to her and the clothing.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladders 1, 2, and 9, Engine 1, and Rescues 2 and 9 responded to the main building of General Mills at 2533 General Mills Way just after 9:30 Wednesday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1 and 3 and Rescue 8 responded to two cars on fire in the parking lot of Richland Falls Apartments (526 Dill Lane) just before 7:00 Thursday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Office arrested a 17 year old juvenile Saturday in connection with five set fires in Murfreesboro during the month of February.
WGNS has added new photos from a Tuesday night house fire at 5239 Bradyville...
Firefighters battled the cold weather and flames at a Bradyville Pike home for many hours. The home was a total loss.
The Zone Fire Management Officer for the National Park Service has notified Murfreesboro Fire Marshal Carl Peas that prescribed burns will be conducted at Stones River National Battlefield Tuesday, January 12 through Friday, January 15.
Rutherford County Fire Rescue stations 1 and 2 responded to a structure fire on Trotters Lane in Rockvale at 5:45 Thanksgiving morning.
A one-hundred year old home in Eagleville is destroyed by fire.
MFRD's Engines 1 and 3 and Rescue 8 responded to a fire at a quadruplex on Jordan Avenue Sunday evening.
At this time the facility that housed the donated items is believed to be a total loss. We are told that all of the equipment....
Murfreesboro's Fire & Rescue and Police Departments will be conducting a mock drill at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport located at 1930 Memorial Boulevard on the morning of Monday, August 17.
Lieutenant Brian Williams of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department told partner station WJLE that firefighters were called to the scene at 7:51 a.m. The owner of the barn is Billy Hendrixson but Jeffery Carter had it rented.
A nurse suffered smoke inhalation during a medical office fire Saturday afternoon at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. Sheriff Robert Arnold said Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services paramedics took the nurse to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment.
When crews arrived, the two-story already had flames shooting through the roof and was fully involved.
It's not every day that emergency responders get a chance to meet face to face with the people they save during their career...for Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 2 and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services' Medic 1 that happened Friday afternoon around a firehouse kitchen table.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladder 1 and Engine 1 responded to a fire located at 521 Old Salem Road around 11:45 Monday night. That's the location of the Experience Community Church and Mayday Brewery.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1, 3, and 4 and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a house fire at 607 Carver Avenue just after 6:00 Sunday evening.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Cooking with Fire "smoked" the competition at the 3rd Annual "Backyard BBQ Festival" on Saturday at Cannonsburgh Village.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1 and 3, Ladder 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a fire call at 1306 Bradyville Pike (Altitude Apartments) just after 3:00 Monday afternoon.
A Rocky Fork Road home fire leaves a family displaced. It happened around 11 Sunday night at 7399 Rocky Fork Road.
A house fire in Almaville sends two people to the hospital and kills a family dog. NewsChannel 5 reports the fire happened at 1:30 Friday morning on Watauga Way in Almaville.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue units responded to Chelsea Place Apartments on Bradyville Pike early Tuesday morning for a fire on the deck area of an upstairs unit
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 8, Engines 1 and 3, and Rescue 7 responded to a duplex fire at 1507 Middleborough Court just after 9:00 Tuesday night.
A two-story house fire on Silverado Way kept Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue busy Tuesday afternoon. They were dispatched to fire around 4:13 at 1130 Silverado Way. District 8, District 6, Engine 1 and Rescue 7 could see heavy black smoke before arriving on the scene.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 1 and District 2 were dispatched to a truck fire at the Pilot gas station at 2441 S. Church at around 10 p.m. on Saturday Night. MFRD's Engine 5 and District 9 responded to a possible house fire at 4228 Birch Drive around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engine 1, 15, Ladder 9 and Rescues 2 and 9 were dispatched to a house fire at 225 Power Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue was on the scene of a transformer failure with an explosion and fire. The incident occurred at around 5:00 p.m. Friday and caused numerous power outages in the area.
Local firefighters spent several hours on the scene of a fire. Just after 4 Monday morning, flames were reported at a home on Crescent Road at Lester Fleming Drive.
An Arthur Drive Home may be damaged beyond repair after a Wednesday morning fire. The home at 2934 Arthur Drive, in the southeastern part of the county near Dilton Mankin Road, was in flames when several county fire departments responded just before noon.
As people work to stay warm during this arctic outbreak, a word of warning. Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman tells NewsRadio WGNS alternative heat sources, like space heaters and kerosene heaters can be dangerous.
A fire destroyed a garage and damaged a home on McNeil Street, which is just off Highway 96 in the Almaville area. It happened Saturday afternoon and NewsRadio WGNS listener James Sweet captured several photos.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 8, Engine 4, and Rescue 7 were dispatched to a commercial fire call at the Marathon EZ Mart located at 728 Memorial Boulevard around 5:15 Friday night.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 9 was dispatched to Almar Knot Drive for a report of construction equipment on fire around 11:45 Wednesday morning.
There were no injuries after a fire inside a La Vergne hotel. The incident happened Saturday around 11am at the Oasis Motel on Charter Place.
Around 1:00 Saturday morning MFRD crews were called to the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Joe B Jackson Parkway.
The La Vergne Fire Department is testing fire hydrants throughout the city to ensure proper water supply, water flow, and water pressure.
Haynes Manor Apartments called the police after someone set the night drop box on fire.
UPDATE: A suspicious vehicle fire was reported early Wednesday morning on Battleground Drive in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 9 and Rescue 2 responded to a fire call at 1023 Bridge Avenue (City Auto Sales) just after 10:30 Tuesday night.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1, 3, and Rescue 2 were dispatched to a fire call at 521 Mercury Boulevard (Patterson Park Community Center) around 2:15 Wednesday afternoon.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 9 and Rescue 2 were dispatched to a fire call at 2631 Belle Rive Drive just after 11:30 Thursday night.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s first female Firefighter is retiring after 32 years of service. Mary Madding began her career with MFRD in July 1982.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is now accepting applications for the 12th session of the Citizens Fire Academy (CFA).
Smyrna Lieutenant Bart Myers made entry into the apartment and began crawling on his stomach and located Ms. Starnes approximately 10 feet into the apartment.
The cause of a weekend fire at the Grove Apartments on Journey Drive is still under investigation. Four people were displaced by the fire, which occurred at 5am Saturday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 8 and Engine 1 responded to an apartment fire at 1325 Journey Drive (The Grove Apartments) around 5:15 Saturday morning.
(MURFREESBORO) - Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 4, 6, 7, and 8 responded to a house fire at 3306 Overhill Court just before 9:00 Monday night.
On Wednesday, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue received a very important call…
In a follow up about a fire this past weekend, a family of 10 is still in need of assistance.
Jonathan Bess, 22, of 411 Tyne Road and William Billy Hodge, 23, of 1315 E. Castle Street, were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment following a truck fire incident at Windcrest Apartments (1315 E. Castle Street) Wednesday afternoon.
Just before 3:30, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 3 and 8 and Engine 1 were dispatched to a vehicle fire at the apartment complex.
If you live in the city limits of Murfreesboro and are in need of smoke detectors, need your batteries changed, or just need more information, please contact MFRD at 615-893-1422.
Name of victim killed in Tuesday fire in Murfreesboro released by the fire department.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Engines 1 and 3 and Rescue 8 responded to a deadly house fire at 705 Minor Street just before 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.
Black smoke could be seen for miles in Christiana on the Shelbyville Highway as a several residents watched their family business go up in flames…
The persons of interest in the Murfreesboro Motel car fire that occurred early Monday morning have been identified as...
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8 responded to a stove fire in a unit in Building 6 at The Grove apartments located at 1320 Journey Drive around 5:15 Friday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 5, 7, and 9 responded to a house fire at 3458 Hardwood Drive just before 1:30 Thursday morning.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office took out a petition Wednesday morning charging a juvenile with setting fire to personal property or land in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s hay bale fires on a farm near the VA golf course.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 6, Engine 7, and the brush truck are currently battled 75-100 bales of hay on fire at a farm located in front of the VA golf course on Lebanon Pike.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 1 responded to a shed on fire located at 723 Poplar Avenue just after 1:00 Tuesday afternoon. When crews arrived on scene, they discovered flames and smoke coming from a metal out building.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Engine 1, Ladder 6 (running as Engine 15), Engine 3, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a fire at a triplex located at 112 South Bilbro Avenue just before 2:30 Thursday afternoon.
Four Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel received Letters of Commendation from Fire Chief Cumbey Gaines Thursday morning for successfully delivering a baby girl on February 24.
Shortly after 5:00 o'clock Tuesday night, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue was called to Motel 6 on Chaffin Place.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 4 and 7 responded to a car fire next to the home located at 1710 Avon Road around 1:30 Friday afternoon. Spokesperson Ashley McDonald says this incident was unrelated to the early morning car fire which resulted in one arrest.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 3 and 8 and Engine 1 responded to a fire call at the Camino Real restaurant at 105 Lasseter Drive just after 11:30 Wednesday afternoon.
The ceremony will take place on the northwest side of the public square at the site of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial. MFRD’s national award-winning Honor Guard will perform...
A large and dangerous fire destroyed a building at Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete just off Jefferson Pike Friday. Around 30 volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze around 4pm. The metal building that once housed the Smyrna Ready Mix offices ripped through the metal building.
The University BP Gas Station on Middle Tennessee Boulevard has reopened. The locally owned and operated gas station that was badly damaged in a fire that occurred this past November, reopened this week.
A local cheerleading coach is now leading an effort to collect clothing for the family that lost most of their belongings in the Thursday morning fire.
At 9:31 Thursday morning members of Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Stations 1 and 2 along with Almaville Fire Department responded to a residential house fire at 10550 Franklin Road.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office urged citizens to cease all outdoor burning Thursday.
Two highly experienced emergency services professionals, Christopher C. Clark and Mike Culberson, have been selected as the new assistant fire chiefs of La Vergne.
A fire hydrant purchased by neighbors helped Rutherford County Fire Rescue firefighters combat fire inside a detached garage Wednesday on Orchard Park Drive, said Fire Chief Larry Farley.
An early Saturday morning fire has displaced three residents from their apartment in Northfield Commons (2325 Willowbrook Drive).
Firefighters from Rutherford County Fire Rescue and Kittrell and Lascassas Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the home where they found light smoke coming from the residence
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Districts 1 and 8 and Rescue 7 responded to a house fire at 724 Greenland Drive (corner of Greenland Drive and Givens Court) around 5:45 Wednesday evening.
A fire was reported at Associated Masonry Products in Murfreesboro Thursday morning around 9:45. Jim Willis was on the scene of the blaze and he told us...
“It appears that the fire started in the electric panel box in the garage, which had been converted into a storage area,” Bartlett said.
Murfreesboro is not the only area that has seen its fair share of fires in recent days. A well known business in nearby Manchester caught fire on Thursday afternoon and was deemed a total loss.
The total purchase price of $4 million will be paid in two installments, one in January of 2014 and one in January 2015.
One 9-year-old boy remains in stable condition after suffering burns while apparently playing with a lighter Monday at his aunt’s home in Rockvale. Detective Randy Groce says the boy, who lives on Rockvale Road, was staying nearby with his aunt and six siblings and cousins when he apparently set his shirt on fire.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department’s Districts 1, 2, 3 and Rescue 9 responded to a residential fire at 522 Council Bluff Parkway just before 4:00 Tuesday afternoon. The home is in the Indian Hills subdivision.
A La Vergne family is unharmed, but picking up the pieces after an overnight fire. It happened just before four this (Monday) morning on Fergus Road.
Several units from Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue arrived around 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon to a home at 1715 Saxony Court that was fully engulfed in flames.
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