Fires displace two Murfreesboro families over the weekend

Nov 19, 2018 at 11:00 am by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department

Firefighters from the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department responded to two fires that left two families homeless over the weekend.

Just before 6:00 Saturday morning, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 9, Engine 10, and Ladder 2 responded to a fire at 2448 Janell Trail.

The crews arrived to find the two-story home's garage fully engulfed and fire making its way into the house. 

Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly. However, the garage will likely be a total loss according to Battalion Chief Mark McCluskey.  

McCluskey also says that the hallway and utility room off of the garage received some fire damage, and the home received heavy smoke damage throughout.  

One of the residents and a friend were home at the time the fire started.

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"They heard the smoke alarm going off and actually thought it was part of a movie they were watching, " said McCluskey. "They muted the television and kept hearing the alarm, so they investigated and quickly got outside to call 9-1-1."

They were able to get one dog out with them and McCluskey said another ran out the back door, but they were able to get it back as well. No injuries to persons or animals were associated with the incident. 

The family will be displaced but did not require assistance from the Red Cross.  

McCluskey said the fire started in the garage and appears accidental, but the Fire Marshal's Office has been called to conduct a routine investigation.

Then just before 7:00 Saturday night, units from District 1, Engine 4, and Rescue 2 responded to a mobile home fire at 813 Naylor Ave.

Crews were able to see flames coming from the unit upon arrival. No one was harmed in the fire

Battalion Chief Brian Lowe said firefighters were able to get the fire extinguished quickly. However, a total of five people (2 adults and three children) will be displaced.  

The American Red Cross offered assistance to the family. 

Lowe said the fire appears to have started in the bathroom, but the cause is undetermined at this time. The Fire Marshal's Office was called to the scene to conduct a routine investigation.   




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