MFRD Has 2 Apartment Fires A Half-Hour Apart

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The Cove at Center Point I located at 910 Brown Drive
The Cove at Center Point I located at 910 Brown Drive
Belle Aire Apartments at 1207 Sloan Street

(MURFREESBORO) 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.

7:00PM The Cove at Center Point I

According to Acting Battalion Chief Mike Keith, when firefighters arrived at The Cove at Center Point I, flames were rolling out of a second story unit. That complex is located at 910 Brown Drive.

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There were no injuries associated with the incident. The unit where the fire initiated received heavy fire damaged. Surrounding units were spared, but the unit below received some water damage and at least four had very minor smoke damage.

Two residents have been displaced.

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It appears the fire could have started in a back bedroom, but the cause is unknown at this time. The Fire Marshal's Office has been called to the scene to investigate.

7:30PM Belle Aire Apartments

A half-hour later, crews arrived at the Belle Aire Apartments to find flames coming out of the back of the affected unit. That fire was at 1207 Sloan Street.

Other units possibly received some smoke or water damage, but the number is unknown at this time.

The Sloan Street fire appears to have started in a dryer in the kitchen area.

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