Locally Owned Gas Station Re-opens After Fire in Murfreesboro


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. Ashely McDonald with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department told WGNS when the fire occurred that no injuries were reported.

Looking back to the day of the blaze, fire crews arrived and discovered light smoke in the rear area of the building. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to locate the fire, which ended up being in the front of the building.

“It was odd,” said Shift Commander Tim Swann. “Light smoke was presenting from the rear of the building when we arrived, but after a search with our TIC (thermal imaging camera), we learned that the fire was actually in a void area in the attic space in the front of the building, just above the insulation in the ceiling.” WGNS later confirmed the fire was ruled as accidental.

Again the BP that is next to Chelsea Place Apartments has reopened after being closed for several months because of a fire.