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MFRD Has 2 Apartment Fires A Half-Hour Apart
MFRD Has 2 Apartment Fires A Half-Hour Apart

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department fought two fires Wednesday night: at 7:00PM they went to The Cove at Center Point I on Brown Road. A half-hour later, units rushed to Belle Aire Apartments on Sloan Street.

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Monday Night Kirkwood Ave. Blaze Kills One
Monday Night Kirkwood Ave. Blaze Kills One

Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening, a house fire on Kirkwood Avenue took the life of a resident.

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Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More
Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More

Much of Rutherford County felt the blunt of heavy storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Possible lightning strikes at two homes, straight-line winds--utility poles were downed.

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Car Burglar Runs From MPD Into River--Rescued by MFRD
Car Burglar Runs From MPD Into River--Rescued by MFRD

At approximately 11:26 Monday morning, Murfreesboro police received a call about an unidentified male attempting to break into vehicles at a business on Medical Center Parkway.

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Parkside Housing Playground UP IN FLAMES Monday
Parkside Housing Playground UP IN FLAMES Monday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at 524 Vaughn Street just before 4:30 Monday afternoon.

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1PM Fender-Bender Off Medical Center Parkway Monday
1PM Fender-Bender Off Medical Center Parkway Monday

A two-car fender-bender, thought to have included a medical emergency, occurred around 1:00 o'clock Monday afternoon off the Medical Center Parkway.

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Friday Morning Fire On Belle Oaks Drive
Friday Morning Fire On Belle Oaks Drive

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department crews responded to a house fire at 1417 Belle Oaks Drive just after 8:30 Friday morning.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash Saturday Night: Siegel Elementary
Multi-Vehicle Crash Saturday Night: Siegel Elementary

There was a multi-vehicle crash on Thompson Lane around 6:00 o'clock Saturday night in front of Siegel Elementary School.

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Banner Drive House Fire Sunday Morning
Banner Drive House Fire Sunday Morning

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a three-story house fire at 831 Banner Drive around 6:30 Sunday morning.

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Saturday Night Blaze On Woods Edge Drive
Saturday Night Blaze On Woods Edge Drive

Shortly before 6:30 Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 8, Ladder 1, and Engines 3 and 4 responded to a garage fire at a home located at 1143 Woods Edge Drive.

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5PM Monday Evening 2-Car Crash At Stones River Mall
5PM Monday Evening 2-Car Crash At Stones River Mall

In the thick of bumper to bumper evening traffic, a two vehicle crash occured in the outbound lane of the Old Fort Parkway around 5:00 o'clock Monday evening. This was in front of Stones River Mall.

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Saturday Night Mobile Home Fire On Naylor Ave.
Saturday Night Mobile Home Fire On Naylor Ave.

Shortly before 7:00 o'clock Saturday night, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Avenue.

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Monday Morning Fire At Murfreesboro's Jamison Steel
Monday Morning Fire At Murfreesboro's Jamison Steel

Shortly after 11:00 o'clock Monday morning (11/12/2018), Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue answered a structure fire call to Jamison Steel at 1532 Sarah Court.

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Sunday Night Home Fire Displaces 3 Persons
Sunday Night Home Fire Displaces 3 Persons

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 9, Engine 10, and Ladder 2 responded to a two-story house fire at 3431 Hamberton Circle just after 9:30 Sunday night.

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Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline
Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline

Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.

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Fire Hits Azteca Mexican Grill On Sunday
Fire Hits Azteca Mexican Grill On Sunday

Around the lunch hour Sunday, the Azteca Mexican Grill at 301 Northwest Broad Street had a fire in their kitchen's hood system.

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Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas
Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas

Emergency responders from Rutherford County continue to help Hurricane Florence ravaged areas of the Carolinas. Line crews with Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina, while swift water rescue units from both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are helping in South Carolina, while local Red Cross volunteers continue to help in the storm ravaged area.

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3AM Saturday Morning Blaze On Saratoga Drive
3AM Saturday Morning Blaze On Saratoga Drive

Around 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue rushed to a home at 728 Saratoga Drive. Heavy smoke was showing from the second floor as fire-fighters arrived.

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Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator
Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator

Dispatcher Janie Lawrence is officially the first career telecommunicator to retire from the City of Murfreesboro. Lawrence retired in July, just two months shy of 31 years of service.

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UPDATE: Maple Street Arson / Murder Case Headed to Court in August
UPDATE: Maple Street Arson / Murder Case Headed to Court in August

UPDATE: An arson case at 524 North Maple in Murfreesboro that ended with the death of a 40-year-old man will head to court this August. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!
Lightning Strikes Comer Drive Home...Attic Blaze Results!

A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday, when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.

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Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department
Congratulations Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department

The Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present Murfreesboro with an award for Excellence in Fire Services.

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3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night
3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night

Murfreesboro Police responded to a three vehicle crash shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening at the intersection of East Clark and North Tennessee Boulevards.

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Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments
Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments

When firefighters arrived at the Ashwood Cove Apartment complex at 1606 North Tennessee Boulevard heavy smoke and flames were coming out of the roofline.

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Agencies
Agencies "TEAM" To Help YOU!

NewsRadio WGNS is beginning a series on how fortunate Murfreesboro residents and businesses are to be HERE! We start with what some describe as a simple medical emergency that occured Tuesday evening on Thompson Lane.

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524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!
524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!

The man who received extensive burns over much of his body in a house fire at 524 N. Maple Street about a week and a half ago has died at the Vanderbilt Burns Clinic in Nashville.

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Safety Seat Check Wednesday
Safety Seat Check Wednesday

The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department is offering a free child safety seat installation check on Wednesday. It will be from 11:00 o'clock that morning until 1:00 in the afternoon at Murfreesboro Fire Station #9 at 802 Cason Lane.

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ARREST Made in N. Maple St. Fire in Murfreesboro
ARREST Made in N. Maple St. Fire in Murfreesboro

On Monday, the fire department told WGNS, the Murfreesboro Police Department has charged 51 year old John Daniel Carothers (2/10/1966) with attempted first degree murder...

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"Battle of Badges" Blood Drive (Feb. 21-26, 2018)

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition...a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive February 21 through February 26.

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Christmas Tree Blaze At Duplex Saturday
Christmas Tree Blaze At Duplex Saturday

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department answered a fire call just after 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon to a duplex at 2566 Concord Court.

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Another Cold Weater Fire In Murfreesboro On Sunday
Another Cold Weater Fire In Murfreesboro On Sunday

Cold weather and home fires are on the increase. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1 and 8 and Engine 3 responded to a fire at 200 First Avenue around 12:15 Sunday afternoon.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash at Hospital 11:00AM Monday
Multi-Vehicle Crash at Hospital 11:00AM Monday

Murfreesboro Police are working a serious multi-vehicle crash in front of the hospital on Medical Center Parkway at Joe Knight Drive.

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New 100' Aerial Fire Unit and Old Steam Engine Unveiled
New 100' Aerial Fire Unit and Old Steam Engine Unveiled

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will be at Oaklands Mansion at 2:00 o'clock this Wednesday, afternoon (10/25/2017) to unveiling a restored steam fire engine along with a brand new 100-foot aerial apparatus.

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4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon
4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon

A four vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad and Vine in downtown Murfreesboro around 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon created a gridlock traffic situation.

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MFRD Responds To Townhouse Fire Monday Night
MFRD Responds To Townhouse Fire Monday Night

Just after 5:30 Monday night, Murfreesboro firefighters responded to a blaze at the Aspen Heights Apartments on Old Castle Drive.

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MFRD Rules Blackman MS Blaze Accidental--TOTAL LOSS!
MFRD Rules Blackman MS Blaze Accidental--TOTAL LOSS!

Fire Marshall Carl Peas' has completed his investigation into the Sunday night fire in the wresting building at Blackman Middle School. He ruled the incident "ACCIDENTAL" and reports that the detached structure is a total loss.

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Fire Department Asking for Public's Assistance with Fire Investigation (258 N Rutherford-Campus Crossings)
Fire Department Asking for Public's Assistance with Fire Investigation (258 N Rutherford-Campus Crossings)

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.

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Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15
Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15

Guns and Hoses filled the Old Fort Park on Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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MFRD Responds To House Fire Saturday
MFRD Responds To House Fire Saturday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Ladders 6, 7, and 8 and Rescues 7 and 8 responded to a fire call at 2511 Gilbert Street around 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

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9:30AM Saturday Fire On E. State Street
9:30AM Saturday Fire On E. State Street

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 438 E State Street around 9:45 Saturday morning.

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Early Saturday Fire at 907 Temple Court
Early Saturday Fire at 907 Temple Court

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Engines 1 and 3, Ladder 1, and Rescue 8 responded to a house fire at 907 Temple Court around 1:30 Saturday morning (5/20/2017).

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Welcome Home Camden
Welcome Home Camden

There was a heartwarming homecoming Saturday in Unionville as the 6-year old victim of a tragic crash here in Murfreesboro returned home from specialized treatment.

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2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night
2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night

Around 7:00 o'clock Monday night (3/13/2017) there was a two-vehicle crash with injuries on East Clark Boulevard between North Highland Avenue and Dudley Street.

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New Year's Morning Blaze on Aspen Avenue
New Year's Morning Blaze on Aspen Avenue

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 3, and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 2203 Aspen Avenue just after 11:30 Sunday morning (1/1/2017).

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Friday Morning Blaze--Total Loss!
Friday Morning Blaze--Total Loss!

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.

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UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Blaze On N. Church St. Appears Suspicious
UPDATE: Early Sunday Morning Blaze On N. Church St. Appears Suspicious

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department officials say the fire that occurred early Sunday morning at 824 N Church Street appears suspicious.

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Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square
Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of road closures this Friday around the construction site of the Rutherford County Judicial Center. In addition, at that same time, the Murfreesboro Police along with Fire and Rescue are sponsoring a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9:00AM at the courthouse.

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Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's
Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's

Emergency responders arrived quickly at a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7:30 on Tuesday evening (9/6/2016) near Hasting's Bookstore.

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MFRD Welcome 10 New Recruits (Fire Trainees)
MFRD Welcome 10 New Recruits (Fire Trainees)

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed 10 new Fire Trainees this week.

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MFRD Responds to House Fire at 1835 Susan Drive; Seven Pets Die
MFRD Responds to House Fire at 1835 Susan Drive; Seven Pets Die

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.

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MFRD Teams With Others To Install SMOKE ALARMS
MFRD Teams With Others To Install SMOKE ALARMS

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, local volunteers from the American Red Cross, and teens from the High School Summer Service Camp at Experience Community Church will be installing free smoke alarms.

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MFRD Honors Employees at 6th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation
MFRD Honors Employees at 6th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department honored employees at the 6th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation Saturday, May 7 at Barfield Park.

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Thursday Morning Fire Destroys Georgetown Home
Thursday Morning Fire Destroys Georgetown Home

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department crews were back on the scene Thursday (5/5/2016) morning at 1619 Georgetown Lane after an early morning fire rekindled. Officials say that the home appears to be a total loss.

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MFRD Responds to Roof Fire at General Mills
MFRD Responds to Roof Fire at General Mills

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.

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Water Rescue Saturday Afternoon At Walter Hill
Water Rescue Saturday Afternoon At Walter Hill

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Murfreesboro Police Department, and Rutherford County Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT) responded to a water rescue incident at the Walter Hill Dam around 12:30 Saturday afternoon (2/27/2016).

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department recently filled two vacant positions within the department
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department recently filled two vacant positions within the department

Driver Jeff Wright was promoted to Medical Training Coordinator and Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was promoted to Fire Marshal.

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UPDATE on Deployed MFRD Personnel
UPDATE on Deployed MFRD Personnel

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Chief Mark Foulks announced to MFRD staff Thursday afternoon that the crew of five MFRD Special Ops personnel expected to return Friday will now be deployed shortly to the South Carolina coast.

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MFRD Welcomes New Firefighter
MFRD Welcomes New Firefighter

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed a new Firefighter this week.

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Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Head to South Carolina for Catastrophic Flood Response
Local Swift Water Rescue Teams Head to South Carolina for Catastrophic Flood Response

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee's Fire Marshal's Office, several local rescue groups and another 11 other state and local agencies are providing swift water rescue personnel and equipment to South Carolina.

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MFRD Special Ops Personnel Deployed to Assist South Carolina
MFRD Special Ops Personnel Deployed to Assist South Carolina

Members of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Special Operations Team arrived in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency's East Office around 12:00 noon Sunday to await instructions for deployment to South Carolina.

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MFRD Rescues Young Boy from Tree

An interesting call for Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue. It's nothing for a crew to get called to rescue a cat out of a tree, but Thursday, Ladder 1 was dispatched to rescue a 10 year old boy stuck in a tree.

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MFRD to Begin Annual Hydrant Flow Testing and Maintenance
MFRD to Begin Annual Hydrant Flow Testing and Maintenance

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will start its annual hydrant flow testing program on today (Monday, March 16).

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MFRD Fire At EZ Mart On Memorial
MFRD Fire At EZ Mart On Memorial

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.

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MFRD Fight Major House Fire Wednesday Morning
MFRD Fight Major House Fire Wednesday Morning

Two adults and four children were displaced after a fire broke out in their home at 2836 Vickwood Drive around 7:15 Wednesday morning.

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MFRD and Blackman High School Football Team to Partner for Fire Safety Outreach

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Blackman High School Football Coach Philip Shadowens, and members of the Blackman Blaze football team will hit the streets on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to install free smoke alarms in some of the high-risk areas of Murfreesboro.

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MFRD and Blackman High School Football Team to Partner for Fire Safety Outreach

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Blackman High School Football Coach Philip Shadowens, and members of the Blackman Blaze football team will hit the streets on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to install free smoke alarms in some of the high-risk areas of Murfreesboro.

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Two Injured in Accident involving Car and Motorcycle

MFRD's District 8 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a car and a motorcycle at 2083 Lascassas Hwy (in front of Sonic) just after 9:00 Monday night.

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MFRD Places Two New Heavy Rescues in Service
MFRD Places Two New Heavy Rescues in Service

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department recently placed two new heavy rescue trucks in service. The new rescues were assigned to Stations 7 (North Thompson Lane) and 9 (Cason Lane)

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MFRD Responds to Gas Leak on Chaffin Place
MFRD Responds to Gas Leak on Chaffin Place

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 9 and Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency responded to a gas leak incident on Chaffin Place just before 9:00 Tuesday morning.

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MFRD Responds to Fire at Duplex

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8 and Engine 1 responded to a fire at a duplex located at 1706 Craig Court just after 11:00 Sunday night. 

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MFRD Battles Blaze on Farm Involving 75-100 Bales of Hay
MFRD Battles Blaze on Farm Involving 75-100 Bales of Hay

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. 

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MFRD Crews Respond to Shed Fire at 723 Poplar Avenue
MFRD Crews Respond to Shed Fire at 723 Poplar Avenue

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. 

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UPDATE: House Fire on Greenland Drive Looks to be a Total Loss
UPDATE: House Fire on Greenland Drive Looks to be a Total Loss

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.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Receives Certificate of Appreciation from the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy
During the Fiscal Year 2012-2013, MFRD achieved Platinum status, by accumulating a total of 4,450 student contact hours at the academy. 
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