Power surge causes 2 fires at Chrisman Motel in Murfreesboro

May 10, 2019 at 02:12 pm by Voice Wire

Chrisman Motel in Murfreesboro

At approximately 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department responded to the Chrisman Motel at 5630 NW Broad St.

A truck leaving the parking lot snagged a low hanging power line causing it to fall on the building and create a power surge. The resulting surge led to a fire in two of the units.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fires, and no occupants or firefighters were injured.

In addition to the two units that received moderate fire damage, approximately 4-6 other units were impacted due to a loss of power.

Not all of these rooms were occupied at the time of the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the affected families.



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