Several Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department units, including Districts 6 and 8 and Rescue 2, along with two Rutherford County Fire and Rescue brush trucks battled12 to 15 hay bales on that were found to be on fire off of Dejarnette Lane Saturday morning.
Crews arrived to find heavy white smoke and smoldering flames coming from the bales and immediately began trying to extinguish as much of the flames as possible.
According to Acting Shift Commander Mark McCluskey, the landowner, J.D. Spain, helped to separate the bales of hay with his tractor as crews doused the fire with water. McCluskey added, “It’s tough on these crews in this heat in their turnout gear.”
It is unclear what initially ignited the bales. The case is said to be under investigation. The Fire Marshal’s Office is leading the investigation. If anyone has information regarding this fire, they are urged to contact MFRD's Fire Marshal's Office at 893-1422 or Crime Stoppers at 893-STOP (7967).
Ashley McDonald, Public Information Officer, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department