Mayor and Council Praise Murfreesboro Firefighters Assisting in East Tennessee

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City council took time out of their Thursday night meeting to commend the Murfreesboro Fire Department for their efforts in assisting the wildfires in East Tennessee.

City Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks deployed over 10 firefighters, a fire engine and two ladder trucks earlier this week to help the uncontained spreading across Gatlinburg. NewsRadioWGNS' Jackson Jones has more...


We spoke with Mayor Shane McFarland about the efforts of the Murfreesboro Fire Department...


The death toll has now risen to 13 from the fires. If you'd like to help donate to the victims The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has set up a support fund to distribute donations directly to the affected communities helping victims and addressing their needs. You can donate here:

In other council news, resolutions for zoning land along Osbourne Lane to Commercial Fringe District, adoption of a Plan of Services and annexation of land along Thompson Lane, annexing of land along West Thompson Lane, and a Plan of Services along Mankin Road were all passed by council.

Council also heard recommendations from Murfreesboro City Schools and Finance & Administrative Services Director regarding approving contracts with Johnson + Bailey Architects and Romach, Inc. for more rooms at Black Fox School in Murfreesboro, which was passed.

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East Tennessee, Gatlinburg, Murfreesboro City Council, Murfreesboro Fire Department, Wildfires
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